Effectively coping with task stress: A Study of the Validity of the Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire–Short Form (TEIQue–SF)

O'Connor, Peter J., Nguyen, Jessica, & Anglim, Jeromy (2016) Effectively coping with task stress: A Study of the Validity of the Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire–Short Form (TEIQue–SF). Journal of Personality Assessment. (In Press)

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Abstract

In this study, we investigated the validity of the Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire–Short Form (TEIQue–SF; Petrides, 2009) in the context of task-induced stress. We used a total sample of 225 volunteers to investigate:

  • (a) the incremental validity of the TEIQue–SF over other predictors of coping with task-induced stress, and;

  • (b) the construct validity of the TEIQue–SF by examining the mechanisms via which scores from the TEIQue–SF predict coping outcomes.

Results demonstrated that the TEIQue–SF possessed incremental validity over the Big Five personality traits in the prediction of emotion-focused coping. Results also provided support for the construct validity of the TEIQue–SF by demonstrating that this measure predicted adaptive coping via emotion-focused channels. Specifically, results showed that, following a task stressor, the TEIQue–SF predicted low negative affect and high task performance via high levels of emotion-focused coping. Consistent with the purported theoretical nature of the trait emotional intelligence (EI) construct, trait EI as assessed by the TEIQue–SF primarily enhances affect and performance in stressful situations by regulating negative emotions.

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ID Code: 99682
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Emotional Intelligence, Coping, Task-induced stress, Big Five, Validity
DOI: 10.1080/00223891.2016.1226175
ISSN: 1532-7752
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Management
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 Taylor & Francis
Deposited On: 05 Oct 2016 01:00
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2016 04:52

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