The Psychometric Properties of the Turkish Version of the Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire-Child Form

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BEYAZIT U., Yurdakul Y., Ayhan A. B.

SAGE OPEN, vol.10, no.2, 2020 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/2158244020922904
  • Journal Name: SAGE OPEN
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Keywords: trait emotional intelligence, TEIQue-CF, psychometric properties, ACADEMIC-PERFORMANCE, EMPATHY, PERSONALITY, MODEL, VALIDATION, VALIDITY, SAMPLE, SCHOOL
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study was to adapt the Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire-Child Form (TEIQue-CF) into Turkish and to examine the psychometric properties of the Turkish version of the form. The participants of the study consisted of 208 children between the ages of 8 and 12 who were recruited from a primary and a secondary school in Antalya, Turkey. In terms of validity, construct and criterion-related validity analyses were conducted. The confirmatory factor analysis revealed a construct of nine facets and two factors. In terms of the criterion-related validity, significant correlations (p < .01) were found between the scores of the Index of Empathy for Children and Adolescents (IECA) and the Socioemotionality, Emotion Control, and total scores of TEIQue-CF. For the examination of the reliability, the internal consistency coefficients were computed. Cronbach's alpha coefficient for the total questionnaire was found to be .91. According to the results, this study provides an instrument that can be used for assessing the trait emotional intelligence of children in a Turkish sample.