A reaction time study of responses to trait and ability emotional intelligence test items

E. J. Austin

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Abstract

The associations of reaction times (RTs) to the items of two trait emotional intelligence (EI) scales (N = 242, 191) and one ability El measure (N = 331) with El score were examined. For trait El an inverted-U relationship between RT and score was found for both scales. This is consistent with the self-schema model of time to respond, with extreme scorers responding more rapidly. For ability El there was no overall association between RT and EI but high scorers responded more slowly than low scorers to difficult items. (c) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)381-383
Number of pages3
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Volume46
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2009

Keywords

  • emotional intelligence

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