Article Title: Development of Indigenous Scale of Emotional Intelligence and Evaluation of Its Psychometric Properties
Author(s): Syeda Shahida Batool and Ruhi Khalid
Institute(s): Department of Psychology, GC University, Lahore Beaconhouse National University, Lahore
Journal: Pakistan Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 2011, Vol. 9, 66-72
Correspondence Address: Syeda Shahida Batool, GC University, Lahore. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The present study was carried out to develop and validate an indigenous self-report measure of Emotional Intelligence. After pilot study, the factorial validity of the 72 items scale was determined on a sample of 1547 individuals (857 men and 690 women) recruited from different cities of Pakistan. The scale was subjected to principal component analysis using varimax rotation method and 56 items were retained in a 10 well defined factor structure, which collectively accounted for 62.7% of the total variance. The alpha coefficient of the scale was .95. The positive relationship of this indigenous scale with Bar-On (EQ-i, 1997) supported its convergent validity (r = .686). Construct validity was supplemented by finding its relationship with peer rating and correlation was found to be moderately positive (r =. 631). The Scale of Emotional Intelligence (SEI) is a promising measure with good items homogeneity, internal consistency and a meaningful pattern of validity.
Keywords: emotional intelligence, reliability, validity, peer rating