The Emotional Intelligence Scale, 33-Item measure was developed to assess emotional intelligence using a 33-item questionnaire. Items were generated based on the trait model of emotional intelligence. Examples of the questions asked include: "I expect good things to happen" and "I know why my emotions change". The scale demonstrates a high level of internal consistency (alpha = 0.87) and strong test-retest reliability (r = 0.78). Its validity was supported by its correlation with theoretically related constructs, including attention to feelings, clarity of feelings, mood repair, optimism and impulse control. Respondents are asked to rate each item using a 5-point scale that ranged from 1 "strongly disagree" to 5 "strongly agree".
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Schutte, N. S., Malouff, J. M., Hall, L. E., Haggerty, D. J., Cooper, J. T., Golden, C. J., & Dornheim, L. (1998). Development and validation of a measure of emotional intelligence. Personality and Individual Differences, 25, 167-177.