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- Examining the factor structure of the Bar-On Emotional Quotient Inventory with an Australian general population sample
- Palmer, Benjamin R.; Manocha, Ramesh; Gignac, Gilles E.; Stough, Con
- It has been claimed that the dimensional structure of the Bar-On Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i) (Bar-On,1997a) represents a hierarchical model of emotional and social intelligence describing a general factor,five-se cond order factors and 15 primary factors. However,there are several anomalies in the factor analytic methodology employed by Bar-On (1997a),and his interpretation of the results that render the dimensional structure of the EQ-i unclear. In contrast to claims by Bar-On,in the present study a series of exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses found evidence for a general factor of emotional intelligence and six primary factors. Differences between the results reported by Bar-On (1997a) and those of the current study are attributed largely to the more appropriate factor analytic methodology employed. Implications and directions for future research are discussed.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology. School of Biophysical Science and Electrical Engineering
- Personality and individual differences, Vol. 35, no. 5 (Oct. 2003), pp. 1191-1210
- Publication year
- Pergamon-Elsevier Science
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- Copyright © 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.