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A definitive, authoritative and up-to-date resource for anyone interested in the theories, models and assessment methods used for understanding the many facets of Human personality and individual differences. Volume 2: Personality Measurement and Assessment. Covers psychometric measurement of personality.

The Measurement of Emotional Intelligence: A Decade of Progress?
The measurement of emotional intelligence: A decade of progress?

The past decade has seen interest in emotional intelligence (EI) increase from an obscure scientific trickle to a media- and research-saturated proverbial flood (Matthews et al., 2007). Empirical studies examining EI, and its application in education, business, and clinical fields, depend crucially on the accurate and meaningful measurement of EI. This measurement, in turn, depends crucially on an accurate and meaningful definition of the construct; that is, a logically and empirically justifiable theoretical model. Primary challenges to EI assessment emerge from two issues. First, there exists a diversity of theories; arguably sufficiently large and heterogeneous as to appear incoherent. Second, there exists an intrinsic difficulty with operationalizing emotion-related ...

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