Emotional Intelligence Theory Essay

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485 words
485 words

emotional information. EI theory provides a unified framework to study the role of emotional abilities in social functioning (Mayer & Salovey, 1997). Therefore, emotional intelligence can be classed as an umbrella term that describes a wide collection of interpersonal and intrapersonal skills. EI involves the accurate processing of emotion specific information, for instance facial expressions. It also examines the ability to utilise emotions when reasoning in order to solve problems (MacCann et al., 2008; Mayer, Caruso, & Salovey, 1999). EI has significant and wide-spread implications for instance in academic achievement, work performance, and in social contexts (Brackett, Rivers, Shiffman, Lerner, Salovey, 2006; MacCann et al., 2003; Mayer, Salovey, & Caruso, 2008). Recent evaluations have illustrated that as well as immediate benefits, emotional intelligence may provide prolonged advantages. For instance, emotional intelligence could allow for the long term development of emotional skills, by providing the context for advances in experiential learning (Brackett et …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that ei theory provides a unified framework to study the role of emotional abilities in social functioning.
  • Explains that several studies provide an indirect link between emotional intelligence and affective forecasting skills. the current study aims to contribute to the literature in this area.
  • Explains that petrides and furnham (2003) proposed a distinction between two emotional intelligence constructs: trait ei (trait emotional self-efficacy) and ability e i (cognitive-emotional ability).

This differentiation is based on the type of measurement used in the operationalization process. Trait EI focuses behavioural dispositions and self-perceived abilities, it is usually measured through self-reports. Ability EI concerns actual emotion-related abilities and is measured through maximum-performance tests. Trait EI should be investigated with reference to personality hierarchies, while ability EI should be investigated having reference to cognitive ability hierarchies. It should be emphasized that trait EI and ability EI are two different constructs conceptually, empirically and methodologically. The focus of the current study is on trait emotional

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