MacCann, Joseph, Newman, and Roberts (2014) explored various unidimensional, oblique, hierarchical and bifactor models to suggest that ability EI can represent a distinct set of cognitive abilities that can be placed within existing intelligence frameworks. The current study presents a conceptual replication of these analyses from data collected using alternative (nonproprietary) measures. Using a data set of 830 individuals, the current study provides further evidence to suggest ability EI best represents a hierarchical construct formed of emotion perception, understanding and management factors, structured as a second stratum factor within broader models of cognitive ability.
- Cattell-Horn-Carroll (CHC) theory
- Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA)
- Emotional intelligence
- Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT)
- Structural equation modeling (SEM)
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