The Schutte Self Report Emotional Intelligence Test (SSEIT)

The Schutte Self Report Emotional Intelligence Test (SSEIT) is a 33 item self-report measure of emotional intelligence developed by Schutte et al. (1998). The SREIS has been designed to map onto the Salovey and Mayer (1990) model of EI. Items of the test relate to the three aspects of EI:

(1) appraisal and expression of emotion

(2) regulation of emotion

(3) utilisation of emotion

CREIO Statement

Many tests that promise to measure emotional intelligence have appeared in recent years.  Some of these tests seem promising, but many have not been empirically evaluated.  As a service to our visitors, we have reviewed many of these tests and selected those for which there is a substantial body of research (at least five published journal articles or book chapters that provide empirical data based on the test).  However, inclusion of a test on this web site does not constitute an endorsement of that test by CREIO.


Austin, E., Saklofske, D., Huang, S., & McKenney, D. (2004). Measurement of trait EI: Testing and cross-validating a modified version of Schutte et al.’s (1998) measure. Personality and Individual Differences, 36, 555–562.

Bailie, K. & Ekermans, G. (2006). An exploration of the utility of a self-report emotional intelligence measure. E-Journal of Applied Psychology, 2, 3-11.

Grant, A.M. (2007). Enhancing coaching skills and emotional intelligence through training. Industrial and Commercial Training, 39(5), 257-266. 

Jacques, F. J., & Kline, T.J.B. (2006). The role of self-differentiation in predicting emotional intelligence and leadership. International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion, 1(4), 379-398.

Rozell, E.J., Pettijohn, C.E., & Parker, S.R. (2006). Emotional intelligence and dispositional affectivity as predictors of performance in salespeople. Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice, 14(2), 113-124.

Saklofske, D.H., Austin, E.J., & Minski, P.S. (2003). Factor structure and validity of a trait emotional intelligence measure. Personality and Individual Differences, 34, 702–721.

Schutte, N.S., Malouff, J.M., Hall, L.E., Haggerty, D.J., Cooper, J.T., Golden, C.J., et al. (1998). Development and validation of a measure of emotional intelligence. Personality and Individual Differences, 25, 167-177.

Schutte, N.S., Malouff, J. M., Simunek, M., Hollander, S., & McKenley, J. (2002). Characteristic emotional intelligence and emotional well-being. Cognition and Emotion, 16, 769–786.

Schutte, N.S., Schuettpelz, E, & Malouff, J.M. (2001). Emotional intelligence and task performance. Imagination, Cognition, and Personality, 20, 347-354.

Wing, J.F., Schutte, N.S., & Byrne, B. (2006). The effect of positive writing on emotional intelligence and life satisfaction. Journal of Clinical Psychology.





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