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Adaptation of Emotional Intelligence IPIP Scales into Turkish and examination of its psychometric properties

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Department of Psychology / The University of Texas at Austin / Austin, TX / USA

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Psikoloji Bolumu / FSM Vakif Universitesi / Istanbul / Turkiye

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BESYO / Celal Bayar Universitesi / Manisa / Turkiye

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Egitim Fak. / Ege Universitesi / Izmir / Turkiye

Alpha Psychiatry 2016; 17: Supplement 5-13
DOI: 10.5455/apd.189925
Read: 164 Downloads: 87 Published: 01 February 2016

Objective: Turkish emotional intelligence scales are few, and Emotional Intelligence Test (IPIP-EIT) has several favorable features due to its large item pool, International Personality Item Pool, it was developed. The aim of this study is to adopt IPIP-EIT into Turkish and to examine the scale's psychometric properties. Methods: One thousand seven hundred and fifty-four people ranging in age from 18 to 80 participated in the study. Out of these participants 211 people ranging in age from 18 to 63 took place in the test-retest study. Results: Alpha internal consistency coefficients of the main application of the test were as follows: 0.64 for attending emotions, 0.71 for emotion based decision making, 0.57 for emphatic concern, 0.58 for negative expressivity, 0.70 for positive expressivity, 0.61 for responsive distress, and 0.59 for responsive joy. Alpha internal consistency coefficient for the entire scale was 0.86. Correlations coefficients between the test and retest scores ranged from 0.67 to 0.80 for the subscales and it was 0.81 for the entire scale. Confirmatory factor analysis of the test showed seven dimensional single level factor structure. Its selected fit indexes were found as follows: goodness of fit index 0.95, adjusted goodness of fit index 0.92, root mean square error 0.003, and root mean square error of approximation 0.09. Examination of items based on item-response theory suggested that while some items had high discriminant power, others had low discriminant power. Conclusion: Results of the present study indicates that even though Turkish adaptation of the IPIP-Emotional Intelligence Test has not a very strong structure, it can be considered as a valid and reliable device to measure emotional intelligence. [Anadolu Psikiyatri Derg 2016; 17(0.100): 5-13]

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