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Title: QEPro: An ability measure of emotional intelligence for managers in a French cultural environment
Authors: Haag, Christophe
Bellinghausen, Lisa
Jilinskaya-Pandey, Mariya
Keywords: Emotional Intelligence
Psychometric Testing
Training & Development
Issue Date: 23-Apr-2021
Publisher: Current Psychology, Springer Nature, USA
Citation: Haag, C., Bellinghausen, L. & Jilinskaya-Pandey, M. (2021). QEPro: An ability measure of emotional intelligence for managers in a French cultural environment. Current Psychology, (In Press), DOI:
Abstract: Managers’ interest in the concept of emotional intelligence (EI) has grown steadily due to an accumulation of published articles and books touting EI’s benefits. For over thirty years, many researchers have used or designed tools for measuring EI, most of which raise important psychometric, cultural and contextual issues. The aim of this article is to address some of the main limitations observed in previous studies of EI. By developing and validating QEPro we propose a new performance-based measure of EI based on a modified version of Mayer and Salovey’s (1997) four-branch model. QEPro is an ability EI measure specifically dedicated to managers and business executives in a French cultural environment (N = 1035 managers and executives). In order to increase both the ecological and the face validity of the test for the target population we used the Situational Judgment Tests framework and a theory-based item development and scoring approach. For all items, correct and incorrect response options were developed using established theories from the emotion and management fields. Our study showed that QEPro has good psychometric qualities such as high measurement precision and internal consistency, an appropriate level of difficulty and a clear factorial structure. The tool also correlates in meaningful and theoretically congruent ways with general intelligence, Trait EI measures, the Big Five factors of personality, and the Affect measures used in this study. For all these reasons, QEPro is a promising tool for studying the role of EI competencies in managerial outcomes.
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