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Title: Development and preliminary validation of an emotional self-efficacy scale
Contributor(s): Kirk, Beverley Anne (author); Schutte, Nicola  (author)orcid ; Hine, Donald William  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2008
DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2008.06.010
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Abstract: Building on research in the areas of emotional intelligence and self-efficacy, a measure of emotional self-efficacy was developed and validated. Two hundred and seven participants rated their self-efficacy for adaptive emotional functioning as operationalized by the facets of (Mayer and Salovey, 1997) and (Mayer et al., 2004) model of emotional intelligence and completed measures of constructs expected to be related to emotional self-efficacy. Items grouped into a one-component solution, and the internal consistency of the scale based on this solution was .96. Two week test–retest reliability was .85. High emotional self-efficacy was associated with greater dispositional emotional intelligence, greater performance emotional intelligence, higher positive mood and lower negative mood. Emotional self-efficacy showed evidence of incremental predictive validity in that it remained associated with positive and negative mood after dispositional emotional intelligence was controlled and with positive mood after performance emotional intelligence was controlled.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Personality and Individual Differences, 45(5), p. 432-436
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1873-3549
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 170109 Personality, Abilities and Assessment
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 920408 Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being)
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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School of Psychology

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