Q. Do I need permission to use the TEIQue in my research (paper, project, thesis, etc.).
A. Provided there is no commercial usage, TEIQue instruments can be used for research purposes without permission. Please do not email us to request permission for usage in academic or medical research, as this is unecessary. However, any commercial or quasi-commercial usage of any TEIQue instrument or related materials is strictly prohibited, unauthorized and illegal. For commercial applications, click here.
Q. What is the range for TEIQue scores?
A. TEIQue scores (facet, factor, and global) have been rescaled to vary between 1 (minimum) and 7 (maximum), with a theoretical average of 3.5.
Q. How do I know what is a high, average, or low score?
A. If you are a research user, you can calculate descriptive statistics on your dataset to establish what is a high, average, or low score in your particular sample. We do not provide free access to national or international norms (which would allow you to establish how each participant stands in relation to a population). We also do not provide free access to feedback reports for research participants. This information is not necessary for research purposes (Kline, 2001; Nunnally & Bernstein, 1994).
Q. Can you score my personal questionnaire and provide feedback for me?
A. We do not score single questionnaires nor do we provide feedback free of charge. You would need to purchase a feedback report from our commercial distributors for such purposes.
Q. Is there a standard reference I can use for all TEIQue materials?
A. Petrides, K. V. (2009). Psychometric properties of the Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire. In C. Stough, D. H. Saklofske, and J. D. Parker, Advances in the assessment of emotional intelligence. New York: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-88370-0_5 [pdf]. Note that, at present, there is no publication covering all TEIQue forms and materials.
Q. Do I have to use your demographics form in my study?
A. You need not use in your study our demographics form. The demographics do not affect the scoring of the instruments.
Q. I would like to use only certain specific facets/factors of a TEIQue instrument. Can you please send me the relevant items?
A. We cannot support customized usage of the TEIQue instruments. If you cannot use the full forms of the TEIQue in your research, we recommend you consider the corresponding short forms.
Q. I have checked the information on the website and FAQ section and have a question/request for information/comment, etc. Who should I contact?
A. For commercial queries, including orders of the technical manual, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For comments, please use the message board here. For all other queries, please email here. Please avoid emailing us unless it is essential. We have experienced a sharp increase in email traffic, particularly since the introduction of smart phones, which is interfering with other tasks. However, we remain committed to site visitors and will make every effort to respond to email messages promptly. Thank you for your understanding.