Consensus scoring, correct responses and reliability of the MSCEIT V2

Keele, Sophie and Bell, Richard C. 2009, Consensus scoring, correct responses and reliability of the MSCEIT V2, Journal of personality and individual differences, vol. 47, no. 7, pp. 740-747, doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2009.06.013.

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Title Consensus scoring, correct responses and reliability of the MSCEIT V2
Author(s) Keele, Sophie
Bell, Richard C.
Journal name Journal of personality and individual differences
Volume number 47
Issue number 7
Start page 740
End page 747
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2009-11
ISSN 0191-8869
Keyword(s) emotional intelligence
consensus scoring
optimal scaling

The scoring protocol adopted by the MSCEIT V2 has been criticised since its development. The present study raises questions regarding the value of consensus scoring by analysing responses within the categorical subscales of Changes and Blends using the Optimal Scaling technique within the Categorical Principal Components Analysis (CATPCA) via Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS), (n = 206). On a number of occasions, there was no clear agreement as to the ‘‘correct” response to items within these categorical subscales. Such an issue seems integral to the application of the MSCEIT V2 and one which deserves more attention. On a more positive note, improvements were made to the reliabilities of the subscales of Changes and Blends, using Optimal Scaling, but less so for Changes. Nevertheless, this raises the possibility of improving the reliabilities of other subscales in the MSCEIT V2 and in turn improving the power of subsequent statistical tests.

Notes Available online 11 July 2009
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.paid.2009.06.013
Field of Research 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2009
Copyright notice ©2009, Elsevier Ltd
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