Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire (TEIQue)

The Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire, or TEIQue, is an openly accessible instrument developed to measure global trait emotional intelligence. Based on the Trait Emotional Intelligence Theory, the Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire is a significant part of research in emotional intelligence (EI).

The Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire exists in a long form and a short form. TEIQUE-LF consists of a 153-item self-report using 15 subscales and requires 25 minutes to complete. TEIQue-SF consists of a 30-term questionnaire . Respondents use a 7-point scale for the items. There are also several other forms for adolescents (TEIQue-AF) and for children (TEIQue-CF). See short-form scoring here.

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Reliability and Validity

According to a sample investigated by Farzam Memar to determine validity and reliability for TEIQue, internal consistency and test-retest both indicated scale reliabilities of 0.71 and 0.76. High correlations between the TEIQue with Shrink’s Emotional Intelligence Scale showed validity in measuring emotional intelligence and the “Big Five” Personality Traits. TEIQue is also positively correlated with the EQ-i. The instrument is available in 20 languages.

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Administration, Analysis and Reporting

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Mikolajczak, M., Luminet, O., Leroy, C., & Roy, E. (2007). Psychometric properties of the Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire. Journal of Personality Assessment, 88, 338-353.

Petrides, K. V., Frederickson, N., &Furnham, A. (2004). The role of trait emotional intelligence in academic performance and deviant behavior at school. Personality and Individual Differences, 36, 277-293.

Petrides, K. V., Furnham, A., &Mavroveli, S. (2007). Trait emotional intelligence: Moving forward in the field of EI. In G. Matthews, M. Zeidner, & R. Roberts (Eds.), Emotional intelligence: Knowns and unknowns. Oxford: Oxford University Press. View

Petrides, K. V., Pérez-González, J. C., &Furnham, A. (2007). On the criterion and incremental validity of trait emotional intelligence. Cognition and Emotion, 21, 26-55.