John D. Mayer, Ph.D.
Peter Salovey, Ph.D
David R. Caruso, Ph.D
||The MSCEIT is based on an ability model of emotional intelligence and assesses a person’s capacity to reason with emotional information.
||Internet / paper-pencil Administration
||appr. 40 minutes
||English, Dutch (in development)
||Mail in-Scoring (Internet)
The MSCEIT is an ability-based assessment of emotional intelligence and measures a person’s capacity for reasoning with emotional information. It employs a variety of interesting and creative tasks to
elicit valuabel information about your respondents' emotional intelligence skills.
Because the MSCEIT is an ability-based measure, it is very difficult for respondents to “fake” a good performance. As such, the MSCEIT is ideal for testing situations in which it is expected that respondents will want to create a positive impression.
The MSCEIT generates four branch scores:
- Managing Emotions (assessed using the Emotional Management task and the Social Management task)
- Understanding Emotions (assessed using the Blends task and the Changes task)
- Using Emotions (assessed using the Sensations task and the Facilitation task)
- Perceiving Emotions (assessed using the Faces task and the Pictures task)
The full color Item Booklet contains items for each of the tasks listed. The test yields 17 scores, including 2 validity scales, 7 emotional IQ scores, and 9 diagnostic scores. The MSCEIT has wide applicability - it can be used in all kinds of corporate, educational, research, and therapeutic settings.