Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT)
|General Information on the Measure|
|Purpose of the measure||
The Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT) measures emotional intelligence through an individual's abilities to perceive, comprehend, act on, and manage emotional information.
|Main constructs measured||
|Applicable grade levels||
Ages 17 to adult
|Publication year for the most recent version||2003|
|Year originally developed||2002|
|Method of administration||
|Number of items||
Approximately 30-45 minutes
Over 20 languages, including German, English, Dutch, French, Mandarin Chinese, Arabic, and Spanish
|Fee for use||Fee charged by developer|
|Credentials required for administration||
Qualification Level B
|Overall score reporting||
An overall emotional intelligence score is reported.
Several subscores are reported. These are organized hierarchically as area scores, branch scores, and individual task scores:
MSCEIT is scored using a scoring service.
Scores are normed and scaled for comparison.
|Evidence of Technical Quality|
|Populations for which technical quality evidence has been collected||
2,112 adult respondents (18+)
Overall score reliabilities (split half coefficients) reported to be greater than 0.90. The internal consistency reliability of the four branch scores ranged from 0.76 to 0.91 (Mayer, Salovey, Caruso & Sitarenios, 2003).
Test-retest reliability for the overall score was reported as 0.86 (Brackett & Mayer, 2001).
|Locating the Measure|
|Obtaining a copy of the measure||ecom.mhs.com|
Brackett, M., & Mayer, J. D. , "Comparing measures of emotional intelligence," Third Positive Psychology Summit, Washington, D.C. 2001.
Mayer, J. D., Salovey, P., & Caruso, D. R. "Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test: MSCEIT," Item booklet, MHS, 2002.
Mayer, J. D., Salovey, P., & Caruso, D. R. "Emotional intelligence: Theory, findings, and implication," Psychological Inquiry, Vol. 15, No. 3, 2004, pp. 197–215.
Mayer, J. D., Salovey, P., Caruso, D. R., & Sitarenios, G. , "Measuring emotional intelligence with the MSCEIT V 2.0," Emotion, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2003, pp. 97.
Measure summary updated October 3, 2018.