A confirmatory factor analysis of the Wong and Law Emotional Intelligence Scale in a sample of international college students

Kok Mun Ng, Chuang Wang, Carlos P. Zalaquett, Nancy Bodenhorn

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Abstract

There is the need for a reliable and valid measure to facilitate emotional intelligence (EI) research on international college students (ICSs). The present study examined the factorial invariance of the Wong and Law Emotional Intelligence Scale (WLEIS), a trait EI measure, in a sample of 628 ICSs. A web-based survey was developed to facilitate data collection across the country. Results of a confirmatory factor analysis support the factorial invariance of the WLEIS in ICSs. Reliabilities and scale correlations further supported the psychometric properties of the measure for international students. Additional findings indicate possible country-of-origin difference on trait EI among different national groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-185
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal for the Advancement of Counselling
Volume29
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)

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