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Brief Emotional Intelligence Inventory for Senior Citizens (EQ-i-M20)

Mª del Carmen Pérez Fuentes, José Jesús Gázquez Linares, Isabel Mercader Rubio and Mª del Mar Molero Jurado

Universidad de Almería

Background: In recent years, diverse studies have been carried out revealing many benefits of high levels of Emotional Intelligence (EI) for the older population, affecting their physical and mental health, cognitive capacity, social functioning, and, ultimately, their well-being and quality of life. However, in Spain, there is no reliable and valid instrument for the assessment of EI. Hence, the goal of this work is the adaptation of the Emotional Intelligence Inventory: Young Version to the population of older university students. Method: To achieve this goal, two studies were carried out (the first one of calibration, and the second of validation) with students from two Seniors Citizens’ Universities (Almería and Oviedo). Results: The results indicate that the instrument is reliable and structurally valid, although some doubts emerged about the appropriateness of one of the five factors (stress management) within this structure. Conclusions: The use of the EQ-i-M20 is recommended, although new studies are needed to shed light on the role of the factor stress management within the EI construct.

Inventario Breve de Inteligencia Emocional para Mayores (EQ-i-M20). Antecedentes: en los últimos años se han realizado diversos estudios que revelan la existencia de múltiples beneficios que en la población mayor logran altos niveles de Inteligencia Emocional (IE) sobre la salud física, la salud mental, la capacidad cognitiva, el funcionamiento social y, en definitiva, sobre el bienestar y la calidad de vida. No obstante, no existe en nuestro país un instrumento fiable y válido para la evaluación de la IE. Por ello, el objetivo de este trabajo ha sido la adaptación del Emotional Intelligence Inventory: Young Version a la población de mayores universitarios. Método: para conseguir este objetivo han sido llevados a cabo dos estudios (el primero de calibración y el segundo de validación) con estudiantes de dos Universidades de Mayores (Almería y Oviedo). Resultados: los resultados indicaron que el instrumento es fiable y estructuralmente válido, surgiendo alguna duda respecto de la idoneidad dentro de esta estructura de uno de los cinco factores (manejo del estrés). Conclusiones: se recomienda el uso del EQ-i-M20, aunque son necesarios nuevos estudios que aporten luz sobre el papel del factor manejo del estrés dentro del constructo IE.

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