The test of emotional intelligence — a russian-speaking method



The paper describes the work on the adaptation of the MSCEIT v.2.0 methodology and the development of other methods within the framework of the model of emotional intelligence as ability that diminish sociocultural differences and specificity of stimuli when used in samples other than American ones. The article refers to the procedure for development and standardization of a new reliable psychodiagnostic Russian-speaking method for measurement of the level of development of emotional intelligence of a person. The TEI-method is based on the model of emotional intelligence as an ability by J. Mayer, P. Salovey and D. Caruso and the psychoevolutionary theory of emotions by R. Plutchik. According to the ability model, EI is defined as the ability to process information contained in emotions. In the process of creating a new methodology for measuring emotional intelligence — the TEI-method — the shortcomings of the standardization process of the Russian version of MSCEIT v.2.0 were identified, most of which were culturally specific. These shortcomings were taken into account. 1007 people aged 20 to 72 years (487 men and 520 women, average age 35.9 years) took part in the psychometric testing of the TEI-method. The differences of the TEI and the MSCEIT v.2.0 are described. The TEI-method demonstrates a satisfactory level of basic psychometric indicators of validity and reliability.

General Information

Keywords: emotional intelligence, ability, psychodiagnostics, test, approbation of a method, validity, reliability, standardization of a method

Journal rubric: Methodological Tools

Article type: scientific article


Funding. This work was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research № 19-013-00085.

For citation: Sergienko E.A., Khlevnaya E.A., Vetrova I.I., Nikitina A.A. The test of emotional intelligence — a russian-speaking method. Sotsial'naya psikhologiya i obshchestvo = Social Psychology and Society, 2019. Vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 177–192. DOI: 10.17759/sps.2019100311. (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:, e-mail:

Elena A. Khlevnaya, Doctor of Economics, Associate Professor, Lecturer, Moscow International Higher Business School MIRBIS, Candidate of Psychology, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Irina I. Vetrova, PhD in Psychology, Researcher at the Laboratory of Psychology of the Subject in Normal and Post-Traumatic States, Psychological Institute of the Russian Academy of Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Aleksandra A. Nikitina, Methodologist-Analyst, Emotional Intelligence Laboratory, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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