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ERIC Number: EJ991455
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
The Factor Structure of Trait Emotional Intelligence in Hong Kong Adolescents
Mavroveli, Stella; Siu, Angela F. Y.
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v30 n6 p567-576 Dec 2012
Background: Trait emotional intelligence ("trait EI" or "trait emotional self-efficacy") refers to individuals' emotion-related self-perceptions (Petrides, Furnham, & Mavroveli, 2007). A growing number of studies are looking at cross-cultural differences in the structure of the construct. Aims: This study investigates the cross-cultural stability of trait EI in a sample of adolescents from Hong Kong. Sample: The Hong Kong sample comprised 357 secondary school students (199 boys and 158 girls), ranging in age from 13 to 16 yrs (M = 14.09 yrs; SD = 0.86). Method: The participants completed the Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire-Adolescent Full Form (TEIQue-AFF). Additional data on demographics were collected. Results: The Hong Kong data only partially replicated the UK four-factor structure (well-being, emotionality, sociability, and self-control). Conclusions: There seems to be cross-cultural consistency in the factor structure of trait EI in adolescence with minor variations and a tendency toward a simpler factor structure. The Chinese adaptation of the TEIQue-AFF can be recommended for research applications, but further research is needed to replicate our results. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong; United Kingdom