MSCEIT (Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test)

The MSCEIT tests the respondent's ability to perceive, use, understand, and regulate emotions. Using every-day life scenarios, the MSCEIT assesses how well an individual can react to and solve emotional problems as well as solve tasks. It was designed for use in corporate, educational, research, and therapeutic settings. Rather than a subjective assessment of one's own emotional intelligence, the MSCEIT uses a performance-based approach. There are many subscores reported in addition to total emotional intelligence (EIQ). These include two area scores for experiential EIQ and strategic EIQ. There are also branch scores of perceiving emotions, managing emotions, using emotions, and understanding emotions. 

Content

Domains
Self Awareness,
Self Management,
Social Awareness,
Relationship Skills,
Responsible Decision Making
Subdomain

Emotion Regulation

Grades
12th Grade,
Post secondary
Languages
English,
Spanish,
Chinese
Other Language/s
German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Russian, Norwegian, Dutch, Czech, Turkish
Respondent
Student

Administration Information

Length
30-45 minutes
Qualifications

Must be certified through MHS assessments to purchase 

Administration
Computer
Timed
No

Access and Use

Price

$55 per test

Contact
Open Access
No
Use in Research

Cardoso, C., Ellenbogen, M. A., & Linnen, A. M. (2014). The effect of intranasal oxytocin on perceiving and understanding emotion on the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT). Emotion14(1), 43. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0034314

Day, A. L., & Carroll, S. A. (2004). Using an ability-based measure of emotional intelligence to predict individual performance, group performance, and group citizenship behaviours. Personality and Individual differences36(6), 1443-1458.  https://doi.org/10.1016/S0191-8869(03)00240-X

Kee, K. S., Horan, W. P., Salovey, P., Kern, R. S., Sergi, M. J., Fiske, A. P., Lee, J., Subotnik, K., Neuchterlein, K., Sugar, C. & Green, M. F. (2009). Emotional intelligence in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research107(1), 61-68. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2008.08.016

Kong, D. T. (2014). Mayer–Salovey–Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT/MEIS) and overall, verbal, and nonverbal intelligence: Meta-analytic evidence and critical contingencies. Personality and Individual Differences66, 171-175. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2014.03.028

Lanciano, T., & Curci, A. (2015). Does emotions communication ability affect psychological well-being? A study with the Mayer–Salovey–Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT) v2. 0. Health Communication30(11), 1112-1121. https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2014.921753

Psychometrics

Scoring
Computer scoring
Referencing
Norm-referenced
Psychometric References

Brannick, M. T., Wahi, M. M., & Goldin, S. B. (2011). Psychometrics of Mayer-Salovey-Caruso emotional intelligence test (MSCEIT) scores. Psychological reports109(1), 327-337. https://doi.org/10.2466/03.04.PR0.109.4.327-337

Fiori, M., Antonietti, J. P., Mikolajczak, M., Luminet, O., Hansenne, M., & Rossier, J. (2014). What is the ability emotional intelligence test (MSCEIT) good for? An evaluation using item response theory. PloS one9(6), e98827. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0098827

Maul, A. (2012). The validity of the Mayer–Salovey–Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT) as a measure of emotional intelligence. Emotion Review4(4), 394-402. https://doi.org/10.1177/1754073912445811

Roberts, R. D., Schulze, R., O'Brien, K., MacCann, C., Reid, J., & Maul, A. (2006). Exploring the validity of the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT) with established emotions measures. Emotion6(4), 663. 

Rossen, E., Kranzler, J. H., & Algina, J. (2008). Confirmatory factor analysis of the Mayer–Salovey–Caruso emotional intelligence test V 2.0 (MSCEIT). Personality and Individual Differences44(5), 1258-1269. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2007.11.020

National Comparison
No
Item Type
Multiple choice
Likert