| Published: March 23, 2017
An Investigation on the Factor Structure of Schutte Self Report Emotional Intelligence Test in Indian Student Sample
Schutte et. al., (1998) developed and validated a measure of emotional intelligence called as SSEIT. From a pool of 62 items, Schutte et. al., (1998) extracted 33 items which were proposed to be homogenous in nature. In simple words, uni-dimensionality has been identified in Schutte et. al., (1998)’s work. This study attempts to find the factor structure of SSEIT in the Indian sample. Using exploratory factor analysis, a four factor structure model of SSEIT is reported. A four factor model has been hypothesized, which is tested using confirmatory factor analysis. The model is found to be fit with the necessary indices falling within the acceptable limits.
This is an Open Access Research distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any Medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
© 2017 Arunachalam T, Palanichamy Y
Received: February 15, 2017; Revision Received: March 17, 2017; Accepted: March 23, 2017
Published in Volume 04, Issue 2, January-March, 2017