The Construction Principles and Problems of the Long Version EI-DARL-V2 Original Measurement Methodology of Emotional Intelligence

  • Rosita Lekaviciene Kaunas University of Technology
  • Dalia Antiniene Kaunas University of Technology
Keywords: emotional intelligence, solving the situations related with emotions, identification of facial expressions


An original methodology for assessing emotional intelligence (EI) has been created, which consists of two versions – the short version EI-DARL-V1 and the long version EI-DARL-V2. The short version of the test EI-DARL-V1 was constructed on the basis of evaluating the degree of agreeing with the statement or rejecting it, and covers such EI dimensions as Emotion Perception, the control of your emotions, the understanding of other’s emotions, the control of other’s emotions and manipulations, i.e. the ability to control the behaviour of people around by taking advantage of their emotions.

The long version of the text, presented in this article, was constructed in order to grasp deeper the cognitive aspect of EI. EI-DARL-V2 test version, in addition to the questionnaire used in the test EI-DARL-V1 is supplemented by two more – the scale of identification of nonverbal facial expressions and the scale of solutions to emotional social and interpersonal situations. The test part of identification of facial emotions consists of 20 nonverbal stimuli i.e. pictures. The mean of the overall test solution M=0,65, SD=0,12. The internal consistency index of the identification of facial expressions – Cronbach α=0,54. The test solutions to emotional-social and interpersonal situations consists of 10 situations, where each of them has two decision tasks and it is asked to select one of the options in the test responses for each of them. Internal consistency index for this test Cronbach α=0,71.