Six Seconds Perspective-Youth Version (SEI-pYV)

General Information on the Measure
Purpose of the measure

The SEI-pYV is a strengths-based assessment of emotional intelligence. Completed by teachers and parents, it can be used by schools, counselors, coaches, and other staff who work in youth-serving institutions.

Main constructs measured

Intrapersonal competencies

Applicable grade levels


Publication year for the most recent version


Year originally developed


Related measures
Measure Administration

Parent, teacher

Method of administration

Paper/Pencil, Digital

Number of items


Item format

Five-point Likert-type scale

Administration time

5-10 minutes

Available languages

English, Spanish, Chinese

Fee for use Fee charged by developer
Credentials required for administration

Certification is required.

Overall score reporting

A total score is reported.

Subscore reporting

There are eight competencies of emotional intelligence:

  • Enhance emotional literacy
  • Recognize patterns
  • Apply consequential thinking
  • Navigate emotions
  • Engage intrinsic motivation
  • Exercise optimism
  • Increase empathy
  • Pursue noble goals

Additionally, there are five "life barometers":

  • Good health
  • Relationship quality
  • Life satisfaction
  • Personal achievement
  • Self-efficacy
Scoring procedures

The measure is scored online or self-scored.

Interpretive information

No information is available in the references reviewed.

Evidence of Technical Quality
Populations for which technical quality evidence has been collected

No information is available in the references reviewed.

Reliability evidence

Internal consistency (alpha) estimates ranged from 0.53 to 0.81 for the scales. The overall score internal consistency estimate was 0.91 (Six Seconds, nd).

Validity evidence
Evidence based on content
No information is available in the references reviewed.
Evidence based on response processes
No information is available in the references reviewed.
Evidence based on internal structure
Confirmatory factor analysis was used to substantiate the eight subscores. Factor correlations were inspected to show that the eight scores measured distinct aspects of emotional intelligence. Consistent with other measures of emotional intelligence, there were gender differences on several scales, including pursue noble goals, and increase empathy, and apply consequential thinking, as well as on overall emotional intelligence (males scored significantly lower than females) (Six Seconds, nd).
Evidence based on relations with other variables
Emotional intelligence scores correlated positively with "Life Barometer" scores (Six Seconds, 2018).
Locating the Measure
Obtaining a copy of the measure

Measure summary updated January 24, 2019.