Brief Summary of "Beyond IQ: Broad-Based Measurement of Individual Success
Potential or "Emotional Intelligence"
Mehrabian, A. (2000). Beyond IQ: Broad-based measurement of individual
success potential or "emotional intelligence."Genetic, Social, and
General Psychology Monographs, 126, 133-239.
For background information on the rationale for this study, please
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Briefly, my approach to measuring so-called "emotional intelligence" goes
back to the very basic question that has motivated the concept. The
fundamental question is: "If measures of IQ cannot explain most of the
variance in life
success, then what personality measures can?" Proponents of emotional
intelligence argue that this can be done basically (and only) with
their new and emotion-based scales. My study went to the heart of the
matter by first including an extremely thorough review of personality
and IQ correlates of life success. Results of this review were used to
identify the most important personality correlates of various elements
of life success, including emotional success (general happiness and
life satisfaction), relationship success (satisfactory and harmonious
interpersonal relationships), physical success (health and fitness, few
illnesses), work success (work satisfaction and dedication to work),
career and financial success (good choice of a career, growth in one's
career, good investment and money-management skills).
31 individual-difference measures were used in the study to investigate
personality and IQ correlates of the five aforementioned facets of life
success. The study is immense in its scope and in terms of the results
it produced. Results were very clear in identifying the strongest
personality and temperament correlates of each of the life success
measures. The report is nearly a book-length (108 page) monograph.
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