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Front. Psychol. | doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00435

An Investigation of the Psychometric Properties of the Chinese Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire Short Form (Chinese TEIQue-SF)

 Anita Feher1*,  Gonggu Yan2, Donald H. Saklofske1,  Rachel A. Plouffe1 and  Yan Gao2
  • 1Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • 2Faculty of Psychology, Beijing Normal University, China

The present study examined the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire Short Form (TEIQue-SF). Analyses were performed using a sample of undergraduates (N=585) recruited from four universities across China. Confirmatory factor analysis of the Chinese TEIQue-SF supported the one-factor structure of trait emotional intelligence. Measurement invariance analyses were conducted across the Chinese sample and a sample of Canadian undergraduate students (N=638). Although the two samples demonstrated configural and partial metric invariance, scalar invariance was not found. Cross-cultural implications and explanations of the present findings, as well as suggestions for future research, are discussed.

Keywords: trait emotional intelligence, Cross-cultural, TEIQue-SF, confirmatory factor analysis, Measurement invariance

Received: 16 Jul 2018; Accepted: 13 Feb 2019.

Edited by:

Juan-Carlos Pérez-González, National University of Distance Education (UNED), Spain

Reviewed by:

Wolfgang Schoppek, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Heribert H. Freudenthaler, Institute of Psychology, University of Graz, Austria  

Copyright: © 2019 Feher, Yan, Saklofske, Plouffe and Gao. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

* Correspondence: Miss. Anita Feher, University of Western Ontario, Department of Psychology, London, N6A 3K7, Ontario, Canada,