Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/59146
Title: Validation of the Arabic version of the Assessing Emotions Scale measuring emotional intelligence in a Lebanese sample
Contributor(s): Hallit, Souheil (author); Azzi, Vanessa (author); Schutte, Nicola  (author)orcid ; Fekih‐Romdhane, Feten (author); Obeid, Sahar (author)
Publication Date: 2023-06
DOI: 10.1002/ijop.12894
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/59146
Abstract: 

The objective of this study was to assess the psychometric characteristics of the Arabic version of the Assessing EmotionsScale (AES-Ar) among a sample of Lebanese young adults. A total of 402 Lebanese university students and their contacts were recruited for the study. A confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) investigated the structure of the scale. The CFA for investigating a four-factor solution using all items showed the fit indices were acceptable (χ2/df=1803.15/489=3.69; RMSEA=0.082 [0.078–0.086]; CFI=0.88; TLI=0.87) but the loading of the negatively worded items 5, 28 and 33 were low on their respective factors. When testing the four-factor model after removing items 5, 28 and 33, the results improved further with good fit indices of the model (χ2/df=1383.184/399=3.46, RMSEA=0.078 [0.074–0.0832], CFI=0.91and TLI=0.90) and good factor loading of each item on each factor, respectively. No measurement invariance was found between genders. The AES-Ar Cronbach’sαwas excellent (0.976). Higher Assessing Emotions Scale-Ar scores, based on the 30 positively worded items, were significantly associated with greater self-esteem (r=.547;p.001), and less depression (r=−.295;p.001). Our results suggest that the AES-Ar is appropriate for use to measure emotional intelligence in Arabic-speaking populations.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: International Journal of Psychology, 58(3), p. 247-257
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1464-066X
0020-7594
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 5203 Clinical and health psychology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: tbd
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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School of Psychology

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