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An Italian contribution to the study of the validity and reliability of the trait meta-mood scale

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Background: Emotional intelligence (EI) is a field of study that is receiving increasingly attention in the literature, due to its relevance to a series of aspects of human psychological and social functioning. Aims: This study used archival data from an Italian sample encompassing 885 nonclinical adults, to contribute to the study of the validity and reliability of the Trait Meta Mood-Scale (TMMS), a widely used measure of self-perceived EI. Method: Statistical analyses focused on internal consistency, factor structure and concurrent validity of an Italian TMMS version. Results: Results confirmed previous international studies supporting the cross-cultural adaptability of the TMMS, showing adequate reliability and validity indexes for all TMMS scores. Conclusions: EI may be measured via self-report. Its relationship to psychopathology, however, deserves more research, as certain components of EI correlate positively with psychological suffering.

UOW Authors


  •   Giromini, Luciano (external author)
  •   Colombarolli, Maira Stivaleti. (external author)
  •   Brusadelli, Emanuela
  •   Zennaro, Alessandro (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2017

Geographic Focus


Citation


  • Giromini, L., Colombarolli, M. Stivaleti., Brusadelli, E. & Zennaro, A. (2017). An Italian contribution to the study of the validity and reliability of the trait meta-mood scale. Journal of Mental Health, 26 (6), 523-529.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85021219546

Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 523

End Page


  • 529

Volume


  • 26

Issue


  • 6

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Background: Emotional intelligence (EI) is a field of study that is receiving increasingly attention in the literature, due to its relevance to a series of aspects of human psychological and social functioning. Aims: This study used archival data from an Italian sample encompassing 885 nonclinical adults, to contribute to the study of the validity and reliability of the Trait Meta Mood-Scale (TMMS), a widely used measure of self-perceived EI. Method: Statistical analyses focused on internal consistency, factor structure and concurrent validity of an Italian TMMS version. Results: Results confirmed previous international studies supporting the cross-cultural adaptability of the TMMS, showing adequate reliability and validity indexes for all TMMS scores. Conclusions: EI may be measured via self-report. Its relationship to psychopathology, however, deserves more research, as certain components of EI correlate positively with psychological suffering.

UOW Authors


  •   Giromini, Luciano (external author)
  •   Colombarolli, Maira Stivaleti. (external author)
  •   Brusadelli, Emanuela
  •   Zennaro, Alessandro (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2017

Geographic Focus


Citation


  • Giromini, L., Colombarolli, M. Stivaleti., Brusadelli, E. & Zennaro, A. (2017). An Italian contribution to the study of the validity and reliability of the trait meta-mood scale. Journal of Mental Health, 26 (6), 523-529.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85021219546

Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 523

End Page


  • 529

Volume


  • 26

Issue


  • 6

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom