Development and Psychometric Validation of the Emotional Intelligence Test for Adolescents (EIT-A)

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Abstract

This paper describes the procedure of developing and standardizing the Russian-language online emotional intelligence (EI) test for adolescents aged 10-17 years (EIT-A) in two versions: for younger and older adolescents. The test was developed on the basis of the EI ability model by J. Mayer, P. Salovey, and D. Caruso. Psychometric testing of the test was carried out on 1491 adolescents, students of schools in Moscow and other cities of Russia: 735 respondents aged between 10 and 13 years old (341 boys, 394 girls), mean age - 12.2 years, and 756 respondents aged between 14 and 17 years old (271 boys, 485 girls), mean age - 15.6 years. The analysis showed high reliability of the EIT-A method. The confirmatory factor analysis results indicate the methodology's high structural validity. Its reliability-consistency (Cronbach's Alpha) for the version for the 10-13-year-olds was 0.93, and for the version for the 14-17-year-olds — 0.91. The theoretical validity of the EIT-A method was confirmed: it measures the same construct as the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test-Youth Research Version (MSCEIT-YRV), adapted to the Russian-language sample - a test by J. Mayer, P. Salovey, and D. Caruso to assess the EI of adolescents, which has a strong psychometric history. The data obtained provide a basis for using the Russian EIT-A test for research and applied purposes as a reliable methodological tool.

General Information

Keywords: emotional intelligence, adolescents, adolescent emotional intelligence test, psychometric testing

Journal rubric: Tools

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/exppsy.2024170113

Received: 20.11.2022

Accepted:

For citation: Sergienko E.A., Khlevnaya E.A., Kiseleva T.S., Nikitina A.A., Osipenko E.I. Development and Psychometric Validation of the Emotional Intelligence Test for Adolescents (EIT-A). Eksperimental'naâ psihologiâ = Experimental Psychology (Russia), 2024. Vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 198–213. DOI: 10.17759/exppsy.2024170113. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Elena A. Sergienko, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Principal researcher, Laboratory of Psychology of the development of the subject in normal and post-traumatic states, Institute of Psychology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4068-9116, e-mail: elenas13@mail.ru

Elena A. Khlevnaya, Doctor of Economics, Associate Professor, Lecturer, Moscow International Higher Business School MIRBIS, Candidate of Psychology, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0975-6686, e-mail: elankha@yandex.ru

Tatiana S. Kiseleva, PhD in Psychology, Head of the Development Department, the international network of children's centers for the development of emotional intelligence, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3960-5096, e-mail: kiseleva@eilab.ru

Aleksandra A. Nikitina, Methodologist-Analyst, Emotional Intelligence Laboratory, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0009-0006-7329-0792, e-mail: nikitina@mc-ktk.ru

Ekaterina I. Osipenko, Head of Research and Methodology, Emotional Intelligence Laboratory, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9375-5298, e-mail: osipenko@eilab.ru

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