Schutte Emotional Intelligence Scale (SEIS)
Schutte et al (1998)
1. I know when to speak about my personal problems to others.
2. When I am faced with obstacles‚ I remember times I faced similar obstacles and overcame them.
3. I expect that I will do well on most things I try.
4. Other people find it easy to confide in me.
5. I find it hard to understand the nonverbal messages of other people.
6. Some of the major events of my life have led me to re-evaluate what is important and not important.
7. When my mood changes‚ I see new possibilities.
8. Emotions are some of the things that make my life worth living.
9. I am aware of my emotions as I experience them.
10.I expect good things to happen.
11.I like to share my emotions with others.
12.When I experience a positive emotion‚ I know how to make it last.
13.I arrange events others enjoy.
14.I seek out activities that make me happy.
15.I am aware of the nonverbal messages I send to others.
16.I present myself in a way that makes a good impression on others.
17.When I am in a positive mood‚ solving problems is easy for me.
18.By looking at their facial expressions‚ I recognize the emotions people are experiencing.
19.I know why my emotions change.
20.When I am in a positive mood‚ I am able to come up with new ideas.
21.I have control over my emotions.
22.I easily recognize my emotions as I experience them.
23.I motivate myself by imagining a good outcome to tasks I take on.
24.I compliment others when they have done something well.
25.I am aware of the nonverbal messages other people send.
26.When another person tells me about an important event in his or her life‚ I almost feel as though I have experienced this event myself.
27.When I feel a change in emotions‚ I tend to come up with new ideas.
28.When I am faced with a challenge‚ I give up because I believe I will fail.
29.I know what other people are feeling just by looking at them.
30.I help other people feel better when they are down.
31.I use good moods to help myself keep trying in the face of obstacles.
32.I can tell how people are feeling by listening to the tone of their voice.
33.It is difficult for me to understand why people feel the way they do.
Appraisal and expression of emotion (13 items)‚ Regulation of emotion (10 items)‚ Utilisation of emotion (10 items)
1 = strongly disagree
2 = disagree
3 = neither disagree nor agree
4 = agree
5 = strongly agree
These items are reverse scored: 5‚ 28‚ and 33
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Schutte‚ N.S. and Malouff‚ J.M. (1999). Measuring Emotional Intelligence and Related Constructs. Edwin Mellen Press. Lewiston. New York. NY.
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