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Emotional intelligence and reasoning tests: a correlacional study / Inteligência emocional e provas de raciocínio: um estudo correlacional

Author(s): Adauto Garcia de Jesus Junior | Ana Paula Porto Noronha

Journal: Psicologia : Reflexão e Crítica
ISSN 0102-7972

Volume: 20;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 480;
Date: 2007;
Original page

Keywords: Psychological tests | psychological assessment | convergent validity | intelligence

This paper intended to study the convergent validity as detailed by Mayer, Salovey and Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test – MSCEIT, as a tool to assess Emotional Intelligence by relating them to the Baterias de Provas de Raciocínio (Series of Reasoning Tests) – BPR-5, regarding fluid and crystallized intelligence. The sample consisted of 191 grad students, between 17 and 60 years old, with majors in the areas of Pedagogy, PE, BA, Accounting and Information Systems, from a privately funded university from the state of Sao Paulo. The instruments were applied in two collective sessions in groups classified by their majors. The general correlation between MSCEIT and BPR-5 was low and significant (r=0,18; p
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