The Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT)


The Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Tests (MSCEITs) are our laboratory's measures of emotional intelligence. The tests measure emotional intelligence as an ability.

The adult version, known simply as the MSCEIT, consists of 141 questions with correct answers identified by emotions experts. The MSCEIT also comes in a Youth Research Version (The MSCEIT-YRV).

Both the MSCEIT and MSCEIT-YRV are published by MHS of Toronto, Ontario (Canada). They own the copyright and are the sole distributors of the tests.

To find out more about our model of emotional intelligence, you can visit the Theories & Framework page of this website and scroll down to the second section where there are links to the revised EI website. Those links to the EI website include special sections concerning the theory of emotional intelligence, its measurement, and a discussion of some of the controversies regarding the theory and its measurement. The original website is from 2004 and has been updated in places. That said, for the most up-to-date discussion, you also can see our 2016 article on the theory and its measure.

For Researchers:

The correlations among the branches of the MSCEIT: An open-source document used in Fan, H., Jackson, T., Yang, X, Tang, W. & Zhang, J. (2010). The factor structure of the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test V 2.0 (MSCEIT): A meta-analytic structural equation modeling approach. Personality and Individual Differences, 48, 781-785. Document courtesy of Huiyong Fan, Todd Jackson, Xinguo Yan, Wenquing Tang and Jinfu Zhang.

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