Self-Report Assessments of Emotional Competencies: A Critical Look at Methods and Meanings

Keefer, K.V. (2015). Self-Report Assessments of Emotional Competencies: A Critical Look at Methods and Meanings Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 33 (1): 3-23.

Abstract: This Special Issue of the Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment offers a critical appraisal of the validity, applied utility, and limitations of self-report assessments of emotional competencies. Using self-concept theory as an integrative theoretical framework, this introductory editorial highlights key methodological and validity issues raised in the contributing articles: (a) distinction between emotional competence self-perceptions and objectively measured abilities, (b) effects of response biases and respondents’ age on the psychometric properties of self-reports, (c) importance of adopting a multi-dimensional assessment strategy, and (d) various aspects of construct validity (conceptual definitions and paradigms, gender differences, relationships with basic personality, mechanisms and scope of prediction). The added value of conceptualizing emotional competence self-reports as self-concepts (as proposed in this article) is illustrated in the discussion of practical implications, outstanding questions, and directions for future research on the meaning and uses of these assessments.

Read the article: Keefer, K.V. (2015). Self-Report Assessments of Emotional Competencies: A Critical Look at Methods and Meanings. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 33 (1): 3-23.



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