Wong's Emotional Intelligence Scale (WEIS)

WEIS consists of two parts. The first part contains 20 scenarios and respondents are required to choose one option that best reflects their likely reaction in each scenario. The second part contains 20 ability pairs and respondents are required to choose one out of the two types of abilities that best represent their strengths.

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Key Areas Measured

Wong's Emotional Intelligence Scale (WEIS) is a self-report EI measure developed for Chinese respondent (Wong et al., 2007).  WEIS is a scale based on the four ability dimensions described in the domain of EI:

(1) appraisal and expression of emotion in the self
(2) appraisal and recognition of emotion in others
(3) regulation of emotion in the self
(4) use of emotion to facilitate performance


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Wong, C.S, Wong, P.M., & Law, K. S. (2007). Evidence on the practical utility of Wong's emotional intelligence scale in Hong Kong and Mainland China. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 24, 43-60.

Wong, C.S, Foo, M., Want, C., & Wong, P. (2007). The feasibility of training and development of EI: An exploratory study in Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Intelligence, 35(2), 141-150.

Wong, C.S., Law, K.S., & Wong, P.M. (2004). Development and validation of a forced choice emotional intelligence for Chinese respondents in Hong Kong. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 21(4), 535-559.





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