ERIC Number: EJ695484
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Publication Date: 2005
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Adapting and Validating the BarOn EQ?i:YV in the Lebanese Context
El Hassan, Karma; El Sader, Maliha
International Journal of Testing, v5 n3 p301-317 2005
The purpose of this study was to adapt and validate the BarOn Emotional Quotient Inventory: Youth Version (BarOn EQ?i:YV), a measure of emotional intelligence, in the Lebanese context. The scale was translated and adapted into Arabic using a 3-step process involving judgmental, logical, and empirical methods. It was then administered to a representative sample of 433 students in the 10- to 18-year-old age group. Psychometric properties of the Arabic version in terms of internal consistency, test?retest reliabilities, factor structure, and scale intercorrelations was investigated. Gender and age differences were also studied. The reliability of the adapted test, both internal and over time, was satisfactory. Exploring scale factorial validity identified 2 major factors, whereas exploring it by items revealed findings particular to the Lebanese situation. Reported age and gender differences were similar to those on the original test except for gender differences on Intrapersonal and Adaptability scales. Explanations and propose recommendations for future research are provided.
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Semitic Languages, Psychometrics, Age Differences, Age, Gender Differences, Emotional Intelligence, Factor Structure
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