Emotional intelligence (EI) is the unique set of emotional skills that a person uses to navigate the everyday challenges of life. Research has demonstrated that an individual’s EI or (EQ) is often a more accurate predictor of success than the individual’s IQ. No matter how intellectually intelligent someone is their success is still governed by how well they communicate their ideas and interact with others.
Considering an Emotional Intelligence Assessment for your organization, company, or yourself?
Questions you should ask:
Level B means that the assessment has been constructed to a robust psychometric standard. Most Emotional Intelligence assessments in the marketplace today are not Level B. Non Level B EI assessments may still provide some value but they are not backed the the science, reliability, and validity of a Level B. The EQ-i is the worlds first scientifically validated assessment of emotional intelligence. One option to investigate the assessment you are considering is The Mental Measurement Yearbook, from the Buros Institute. The Buros Insitute reviews psychological assessment tools. It is a highly respected publication in the assessment industry. To ensure that you are using a well normed, well validated, and reliable assessment go to their website to see if the emotional intelligence assessment you are considering is listed. For the EQ-i search Emotional Quotient Inventory. What does it take to make their list?
Is the assessment reliable? The EQ-i has been proven as a reliable assessment of emotional intelligence based on results from numerous statistical analyses, users of the EQ-i 2.0 can be confident that the scores generated by this assessment will be consistent and reliable. The EQ-i is recognized by the American Psychological Association as a reliable assessment of emotional intelligence and considered a Level B Instrument that requires it’s users to be certified.
Is there a technical manual that describes the assessment development and validation methods? The EQ-i 2.0 has a comprehensive technical manual that gives the Certified practitioner access to extensive data on the research, testing, validation, and reliability. Initially based on the 20 years of research by Dr. Reuven Bar-On and completed by over 1 million people worldwide, the EQi® Emotional Intelligence Assessment is the premier measure of self-report social emotional intelligence. The EQi® and EQ-360® assessments measure one’s self-reported potential to deal with daily environmental demands and pressures, and helps predict one’s success in both professional and personal pursuits.
The EQi® is a true global assessment available in multiple languages and norm options such as Chinese, German, South African, Danish, Australian, United Kingdom, and Ireland with more in development.
EQ-i 2.0: self assessment The EQ-i 2.0 is a self-report tool. It’s a series of questions that can be responded to in about twenty minutes.