Reliability and Validity
The TEIQue instruments and materials are among the most extensively validated psychological assessments available today. They are continually updated based on our research at the LPL.
Please do not e-mail to request information about the reliability and validity of the TEIQue – your own study provides such data. In the trait EI publications page, there are numerous publications from the research program that present TEIQue data. Any of these can be cited as evidence of construct validity. All of these studies also present detailed information on internal consistency. In addition, there are scores of studies in the scientific literature utilizing the TEIQue. For a partial bibliography, click here.
With respect to internal consistency, it should be kept in mind that it is a property not of tests, but of test scores(see Thompson, B. & Vacha-Haase, T. (2000). Psychometrics is datametrics: The test is not reliable. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 60, 174-195). It is not meaningful simply to declare that an instrument is reliable or psychometrically robust. Each TEIQue study contributes information relevant to internal consistency and validity.
A general reference that can be used for all TEIQue instruments is:
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] See also the TEIQue technical manual.
If you have conducted a peer-reviewed study using any TEIQue instrument, please send us a reprint. Please also send us e-copies of dissertations, especially if you believe you have obtained anomalous results.
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Hey Can I use this questionaire for my research.
Yes, that’s a great idea.
I am looking to use the TEIQue-SF in my doctoral study. I am having trouble locating the reliability and validity of this instrument in the United States. I searched the sources provided here as well as in Google Scholar, but I can’t seem to find any from the US. Do you know of studies from the US that show the reliability and validity for the TEIQue-SF?
Thank you for your email. There are scores of studies utilizing the TEIQue in the US. For example, all of the behavioral genetics research (twin studies) have been conducted with North American (mainly US) data. These can be downloaded from https://psychometriclab.com/publications/
In addition, lots of other US studies can be found in the TEIQue bibliography at https://psychometriclab.com/bibliography-and-case-studies/, although these have not been coded by country and so we cannot readily point you to any in particular references with the exception of:
Espinosa, A., & Rudenstine, S. (2020). The contribution of financial well-being, social support, and trait emotional intelligence on psychological distress. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 59(2), 224-240. doi:10.1111/bjc.12242
HI There, I was wondering if the TEIQue-SF has been used in Africa at all or other developing countries?
I am having trouble locating the reliability and validity of this instrument in these contexts and across age ranges. We are hoping to use it in our research alongside a Mental Health and Wellbeing program for Children (Aged 9-18). Thank you so much for your time and help.
There is huge usage, esp.commercial, in Africa, esp. subsaharan. For journal articles, you could check: https://psychometriclab.com/bibliography-and-case-studies/