Digital Tools for Assessing the Emotional Intelligence of Adolescents, the Development of the Russian-Language Emotional Intelligence Test for Adolescents (EIT-A)



This article contains a description of the stages of development and standardization of the Russian-language online test for assessing the emotional intelligence (EI) of adolescents (EIT-A). The test has 2 versions: for adolescents aged 10–13 and teenagers aged 14–17. The prototype of the new test was the MSCEIT-YRV (Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test-Youth Research Version) methodology and the Emotional Intelligence Test for adults adapted to the Russian-language sample, the theoretical base was the EI ability model by J. Mayer, P. Salovey, and D. Caruso and R. Plutchik's psychoevolutionary theory of emotions. Psychometric testing of the test was carried out on 1491 adolescents: 735 respondents aged 10 to 13 years (341 boys, 394 girls), average age – 12.2 years and 756 respondents aged 14 to 17 years (271 boys, 485 girls), average age - 15.6 years. The EIT-A test assesses the general level of development of EI, the experiential and strategic domains, the four EI abilities (emotion recognition, facilitation of thought, emotion understanding, and emotion management), as well as 10 sections of EI. The main psychometric indicators of reliability, as well as the theoretical validity of EIT-A, meet the requirements of standardization of the test.

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

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Sergienko E.A., Khlevnaya E.A., Kiseleva T.S. Digital Tools for Assessing the Emotional Intelligence of Adolescents, the Development of the Russian-Language Emotional Intelligence Test for Adolescents (EIT-A). Digital Humanities and Technology in Education (DHTE 2022): Collection of Articles of the III All-Russian Scientific and Practical Conference with International Participation. November 17-18, 2022 / V.V. Rubtsov, M.G. Sorokova, N.P. Radchikova (Eds). Moscow: Publishing house MSUPE, 2022., pp. 148–162.


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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:

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:, e-mail:



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