What is MSCEIT™?
Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT™) evaluates Emotional Intelligence (EI) through a series of objective and impersonal questions. It tests the respondent’s ability to perceive, use, understand, and regulate emotions. Based on scenarios typical of everyday life, the MSCEIT measures how well people perform tasks and solve emotional problems, rather than having them provide their own subjective assessment of their emotional skills.
The MSCEIT test uses a variety of interesting and creative tasks to measure a person’s capacity for reasoning with emotional information by directly testing their ability. This performance-based approach makes the MSCEIT test ideal for situations where respondents may want to create a positive impression.
How does it work?
The MSCEIT consists of questions requiring participants to perform a variety of tasks. Skills tested include the ability:
> to identify emotions expressed by a face or in a design;
> to create feelings that can help solve problems, communicate a vision, or lead people;
> to predict how someone will react emotionally;
> to enhance decision making by integrating thought and emotion.
Such skills play a crucial role in just about every key organizational function, from leadership and team-building to negotiation and planning.
The MSCEIT is suitable for all manner of corporate, educational, research, and therapeutic settings.
Recruitment and Selection: assessing Emotional Intelligence using the MSCEIT can make a decisive contribution to effective workforce selection and development.
Companies: it delivers better performing individuals and organizations and a clear competitive advantage.