Date of Graduation
Master of Science in Psychology
emotional intelligence, implicit measures, Implicit Association Test, construct validity, confirmatory factor analysis, nested latent trait models, Mechanical Turk
Industrial and Organizational Psychology | Organizational Behavior and Theory | Social Psychology
Emotional intelligence (EI) has attracted much attention in the decades since Goleman’s (1995) claim that EI is important for success in a wide range of social and professional roles. With this interest has come much debate about whether EI should be defined and measured as a set of abilities or as a set of dispositional self-perceptions. The latter is typically assessed with self-report measures that are susceptible to contamination related to inaccurate self-knowledge and impression management artifacts – problems that may be mitigated by implicit measures. This research used Implicit Association Test (IAT) procedures to develop implicit measures of EI and investigated relationships with theoretically related explicit (self-report) measures with a sample of Amazon’s Mechanical Turk workers. The results of confirmatory factor analyses of nested latent trait models provided some evidence of convergent and discriminant validity.
© Ricardo Rashawn Brooks
Brooks, Ricardo R., "The Development and Validation of Implicit Measures of Emotional Intelligence" (2018). MSU Graduate Theses. 3253.