Emotional intelligence in young women from five cultures: A TEIQue-SF invariance study using the omnicultural composite approach inside the IRT framework

Francesca Chiesi (Lead / Corresponding author), Chloe Lau, Georgia Marunic, Maria Jose Sanchez-Ruiz, Rachel A. Plouffe, Gabriela Topa, Gonggu Yan, Donald H. Saklofske

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Abstract

Using the omnicultural composite (OCC) approach within an Item Response Theory framework, the present study aimed both to provide evidence of the invariance of the emotional intelligence facets (emotionality, self-control, well-being, and sociability) across women from Western to Eastern countries and to detect unique cultural patterns. Samples of women from Canada (N = 360), China (N = 216), Italy (N = 209), Lebanon (N = 295), and Spain (N = 291) were administered the Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire-Short form (TEIQue-SF). Each cultural group was compared with its unique OCC obtained by merging the other groups. Results showed that emotionality and well-being facets were invariant across all respondents. A difference in self-control was found when comparing Chinese women with women belonging to different cultures and in sociability when comparing Lebanese women with those belonging to different cultures. The current findings provide a preliminary basis for studying EI in women across cultures.

Original languageEnglish
Article number110128
Number of pages6
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Volume164
Early online date23 May 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2020

Keywords

  • Cross-cultural research
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Invariance
  • Item response theory
  • Women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology

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