Translation of original form of Schutte Emotional Intelligence Test into Turkish and examination of its psychometric properties

Tatar A., Tok S., Bender M. , Saltukoglu G.

ANADOLU PSIKIYATRI DERGISI-ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, vol.18, no.2, pp.139-146, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5455/apd.221802
  • Page Numbers: pp.139-146


Objective: The purpose of the present study is to adopt Schutte Self Report Emotional Intelligence Test (SSREIT-33) into Turkish preserving its original factor structure and number of items by applying the test to a heterogeneous participants group representing general population. It is also intended to conduct a research design in accordance with the main features (psychometric properties) of the presentation study. Methods: A total of 1561 people, 839 female, 722 male, ranging in age from 18 to 78 participated in the study. Results: The criterion validiy coefficient of the SSREIT-33 total score with Toronto Alexithymia Scale was determined as -0.63, and it was 0.87 with 41 item Revised Schutte Emotional Intelligence Test; and discriminant validity coefficient of SSREI total score with the factors of Short Form Five Factor Personality Inventory was as follows: 0.48 for openness to experience, -0.28 for emotional stability, 0.39 for conscientiousness, 0.16 for agreeableness and 0.11 for extraversion. The test-retest reliability coefficient for 15 and 30 days applications were 0.81 and 0.78 respectively. Confirmatory factor analysis results revealed acceptable fit index values for single factor structure. Internal consistency coefficient of the test was found as 0.86. Conclusion: The values obtained from the form translated into Turkish in this study were quite similar to the values obtained from SSREI-33 presentation study.