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Title: Priming ability emotional intelligence
Contributor(s): Schutte, Nicola  (author)orcid ; Malouff, John M  (author)
Publication Date: 2012
DOI: 10.1016/j.intell.2012.09.001
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Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 170109 Personality, Abilities and Assessment
170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 520302 Clinical psychology
520503 Personality and individual differences
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 920209 Mental Health Services
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 200305 Mental health services
Abstract: Two studies examined whether priming self-schemas relating to successful emotional competency results in better emotional intelligence performance. In the first study participants were randomly assigned to a successful emotional competency self-schema prime condition or a control condition and then completed an ability measure of emotional intelligence (the MSCEIT). Participants in the emotional competency prime condition performed significantly better on the emotional intelligence tasks comprising the MSCEIT than those in the control condition. Participants in the second study were randomly assigned to conditions designed to prime one of the following: 1) success-related aspects of the emotional competency self-schema, 2) motivation-related aspects of the emotional competency self-schema, 3) a general emotional competency schema, or 4) attention to the self as a control condition. Participants primed for emotional competency success showed better emotional intelligence performance as assessed by the MSCEIT compared to the attention to the self control condition. The successful emotional competency prime most influenced strategic emotional functioning. These findings extend knowledge regarding the range of intelligence that can be primed and add to information relating to priming different aspects of the self-schema.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Intelligence, 40(6), p. 614-621
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1873-7935
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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