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What is the EQ-i 2.0?
The premier assessment tool for measuring emotional intelligence, the EQ-i 2.0 is the first scientifically validated and most widely used emotional intelligence assessment in the world. Based on more than 20 years of research globally, it examines an individual’s social and emotional strengths and weaknesses. Here are each of the measures Scales and Sub-Scales explained:
Self-Regard is respecting oneself while understanding and accepting one’s strengths and weaknesses. Self-Regard is often associated with feelings of inner strength and self-confidence.
Self-Actualization is the willingness to persistently try to improve oneself and engage in the pursuit of personally relevant and meaningful objectives that lead to a rich and enjoyable life.
Emotional Self-Awareness includes recognizing and understanding one’s own emotions. This includes the ability to differentiate between subtleties in one’s own emotions while understanding the cause of these emotions and the impact they have on the thoughts and actions of oneself and others.
Emotional Expression is openly expressing one’s feelings verbally and non-verbally.
Assertiveness involves communicating feelings, beliefs and thoughts openly, and defending personal rights and values in a socially acceptable, non-offensive, and non-destructive manner.
Independence is the ability to be self directed and free from emotional dependency on others.
Interpersonal Relationships refers to the skill of developing and maintaining mutually satisfying relationships that are characterized by trust and compassion.
Empathy is recognizing, understanding, and appreciating how other people feel. Empathy involves being able to articulate your understanding of another’s perspective and behaving in a way that respects others’ feelings.
Social Responsibility is willingly contributing to society, to one’s social groups, and generally to the welfare of others. Social Responsibility involves acting responsibly, having social consciousness, and showing concern for the greater community.
Flexibility is adapting emotions, thoughts and behaviors to unfamiliar, unpredictable, and dynamic circumstances or ideas.
Stress Tolerance involves coping with stressful or difficult situations and believing that one can manage or influence situations in a positive manner.
Optimism is an indicator of one’s positive attitude and outlook on life. It involves remaining hopeful and resilient, despite occasional setbacks.
Problem Solving is the ability to find solutions to problems in situations where emotions are involved. Problem solving includes the ability to understand how emotions impact decision making.
Reality Testing is the capacity to remain objective by seeing things as they really are. This capacity involves recognizing when emotions or personal bias can cause one to be less objective.
Impulse Control is the ability to resist or delay an impulse, drive or temptation to act and involves avoiding rash behaviors and decision making.
How is the EQ-i 2.0 used?
High Potential Identification
Hiring & Selection
College Student Success
The Science Behind the Assessment
Is the assessment scientifically validated? The EQ-i is the worlds first scientifically validated assessment of emotional intelligence. One option to investigate the assessment you are considering is The Mental Measurement Yearbook, from the Buros Institute. The Buros Insitute reviews psychological assessment tools. It is a highly respected publication in the assessment industry. To ensure that you are using a well normed, well validated, and reliable assessment go to their website (http://buros.unl.edu/buros/jsp/search.jsp) to see if the emotional intelligence assessment you are considering is listed. For the EQ-i search Emotional Quotient Inventory. What does it take to make their list? More Information Buros Institute.
Is the assessment reliable? The EQ-i has been proven as a reliable assessment of emotional intelligence (it measures what is says it measures) Based on results from numerous statistical analyses, users of the EQ-i 2.0 can be confident that the scores generated by this assessment will be consistent and reliable. The EQ-i is recognized by the American Psychological Association as a reliable assessment of emotional intelligence and considered a Level B Instrument that requires it’s users to be certified.
Is there a technical manual that describes the assessment development and validation methods? The EQ-i has a comprehensive technical manual that gives the Certified practitioner access to extensive data on the research, testing, validation, and reliability.
Initially based on the 20 years of research by Dr. Reuven Bar-On and completed by over 1 million people worldwide, the EQi® report is the premier measure of self-report social emotional intelligence. The EQi® and EQ-360® assessments measure one’s self-reported potential to deal with daily environmental demands and pressures, and helps predict one’s success in both professional and personal pursuits.