UNH Personality Lab

Title

Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT) Item Booklet

Abstract

Developed by academics at Yale and the University of New Hampshire in cooperation with MHS, the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT™) evaluates Emotional Intelligence (EI) through a series of objective and impersonal questions. It tests the respondent's ability to perceive, use, understand, and regulate emotions. Based on scenarios typical of everyday life, the MSCEIT measures how well people perform tasks and solve emotional problems, rather than having them provide their own subjective assessment of their emotional skills.

The MSCEIT test uses a variety of interesting and creative tasks to measure a person's capacity for reasoning with emotional information by directly testing their ability. This performance-based approach makes the MSCEIT test ideal for situations where respondents may want to create a positive impression or 'fake good.' The MSCEIT is suitable for all manner of corporate, educational, research, and therapeutic settings.

Publication Date

2002

Publisher

MHS Assessments

Document Type

Instrument

Rights

Mayer, J.D., Salovey, P., & Caruso, D (2002). Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT) Item Booklet. Toronto, Ontario: Multi-Health Systems.

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