Mayer–Salovey–Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test

The Mayer–Salovey–Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT) is an ability-based measure of emotional intelligence. The test was constructed by academics John D. Mayer, Peter Salovey, and David R. Caruso at Yale and the University of New Hampshire in cooperation with Multi-Health Systems Inc. The test measures emotional intelligence through a series of questions and tests the participant's ability to perceive, use, understand, and regulate emotions. Using questions based on everyday scenarios, the MSCEIT measures how well people respond to social tasks, read facial expressions, and solve emotional problems. The MSCEIT is used in corporate, educational, research, and therapeutic settings.[1][2][3]

Test structure edit

MSCEIT measures four aspects of emotional intelligence:[3][4][5][6]

Ability Question types How the ability may be used Test section
Accurately identify emotions of people and symbolized by objects in pictures Identify and read emotions in people, landscape and designs "Read" people's mood for feedback Faces, pictures
Using emotions and solve problems with the emotion Compare and match emotions to sensations such as color, light and temperature Create the right feeling to assist in problem solving, communicate a vision, lead people Facilitation, sensations
Understand the causes of emotion Multiple choice emotion vocabulary (scenario presented)


Be able to predict how people will emotionally react Changes,


Being open to emotions and fuse emotions with thinking Answer which emotional strategy would be best in social relationships as well as managing one's self. Integrate emotion and thought to make effective decisions Emotion management,

Emotional relationships

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "MSCEIT™ - Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test". Archived from the original on 2016-10-01. Retrieved 2016-01-17.
  2. ^ Mayer, John D.; Roberts, Richard D.; Barsade, Sigal G. (2008). "Human Abilities: Emotional Intelligence". Annual Review of Psychology. 59 (1): 507–536. doi:10.1146/annurev.psych.59.103006.093646. PMID 17937602.
  3. ^ a b Brackett Salovey, Marc A Peter (2006). "Measuring emotional intelligence with the Mayer-Salovery-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT)" (PDF). Psicothema. 18 Suppl: 34–41. PMID 17295955.
  4. ^ Caruso, David R. (2004). "Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test Resource Report" (PDF). Cjwolfe. Multi-Health Systems Inc.
  5. ^ Iliescu, Dragos; Ilie, Alexandra; Ispas, Dan; Ion, Andrei (2013). "Examining the Psychometric Properties of the Mayer-Salovey- Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test". European Journal of Psychological Assessment. 29 (2): 121–128. doi:10.1027/1015-5759/a000132.
  6. ^ Fiori, Marina; Antonietti, Jean-Philippe; Mikolajczak, Moira; Luminet, Olivier; Hansenne, Michel; Rossier, Jérôme (2014-06-05). "What Is the Ability Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT) Good for? An Evaluation Using Item Response Theory". PLOS ONE. 9 (6): e98827. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0098827. PMC 4046984. PMID 24901541.