The Validity of the MSCEIT: Additional Analyses and Evidence

Academic Article


  • Comments on an article by Andrew Maul (see record rid]2012-26571-014/rid]). We address concerns raised by Maul (2012) regarding the validity of the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT). We respond to requests for clarifications of our model, and explain why the MSCEIT’s scoring methods stand up to scrutiny and why many reported reliabilities of the MSCEIT may be underestimates, using reanalyses of the test’s standardization sample of N = 5,000 to illustrate our point. We also organize findings from four recent articles that provide evidence for the MSCEIT’s validity based on its relations with other tests. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved)
  • Authors

  • Mayer, John D.
  • Salovey, Peter
  • Caruso, David R
  • Status

    Publication Date

  • October 2012
  • Published In

  • Emotion Review  Journal
  • Keywords

  • criterion evidence
  • emotional intelligence
  • reliability
  • validity
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Start Page

  • 403
  • End Page

  • 408
  • Volume

  • 4
  • Issue

  • 4