ERIC Number: EJ1068754
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
Examination of the Spanish Trait Meta-Mood Scale-24 Factor Structure in a Mexican Setting
Valdivia Vázquez, Juan Antonio; Rubio Sosa, Juan Carlos A.; French, Brian F.
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v33 n5 p473-482 Aug 2015
The Trait Meta-Mood Scale (TMMS) is an emotional intelligence (EI) assessment originally developed for the U.S. population. This scale measures three EI factors--attention, clarity, and repair--to evaluate how an individual perceives one's own EI skills. Although the TMMS has been adapted for use in several languages and cultures, the structure of the TMMS requires continuous examination across cultures. Specifically, there is a need for stronger validity evidence using confirmatory analyses. This study evaluates the factor structure of the TMMS-Spanish version, known as the TMMS-24, in a sample of students from northern Mexico. Data from high school and college students were used to examine the factor structure of the scale via confirmatory factor analysis. Results support the basis for future cross-cultural research conducted with Hispanic populations within Mexico with the TMMS-24.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Emotional Intelligence, Intelligence Tests, Spanish, Test Validity, Factor Analysis, Factor Structure, High School Students, College Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Mexico