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Emotional intelligence (EI) is an important predictor of job performance and leadership ability. When selecting an EI assessment, it is important to consider what kind of assessment it is and what it is measuring. The EQ-i and MEIA-W are two popular workplace-based EI assessments but there are some key differences between them.
|Administration time||20-30 minutes||20 minutes|
|Number of items||130||144|
|Norm sample||4000 adults from the general population||1750 job applicants and incumbents|
|Can be used on||18 years +||16 years +|
|Based on||Theory and research||Salovey and Meyer’s (1990) model of emotional intelligence|
|Support for assessment||Unknown||Predicts job performance over and above cognitive ability and personality.|
|Scales measured|| The EQ-i measures:
1. Self-perception Composite
2. Self-expression Composite
3. Interpersonal Composite
4. Decision Making Composite
5. Stress Management Composite
Well-being indicator – Happiness
| The MEIA-W measures:
Core Emotional Intelligence
Contact us for more information on our EI assessment, the Multidimensional Emotional Intelligence Assessment for Workplace (MEIA-W).
Download the MEIA-W Interpretation Guide to complement the development of employees taking the MEIA-W. Coaching and consulting options are available with our EI products. Contact us for more information.