Emotional Intelligence & Mindfulness Assessment

EIQ16-R Emotional Intelligence and Mindfulness Questionnaire

Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire (EIQ16)


  • Increase awareness and understanding of emotional intelligence.
  • Analyze emotional intelligence level and mindfulness competencies.
  • Offer practical tips for performance improvement.
  • Improve personal work style and performance.

General description

The EIQ16-R provides information about a person's emotional intelligence and mindfulness competencies. The emotional intelligence components of the instrument are based on a concept model of emotional intelligence similar to the framework developed by Mayer, Salovey and Caruso (2002). The mindfulness components are based on common building blocks of most self-report instruments measuring mindfulness (Park et al, 2013). The EIQ16-R is designed for work and occupational applications—recruitment, training, team building, coaching, and counseling.

Measurement and scoring

The instrument’s scales measure personal and emotional competencies and impression management. The 136-item questionnaire takes about 15 minutes to complete. The EIQ16-R uses the Standard Ten (Sten) scoring system. The feedback report provides an in-depth profile of the test taker's emotional intelligence and mindfulness competencies along with performance improvement tips and suggestions. The instrument measures the following emotional abilities and mindfulness competencies.

Noticing Own Emotions Observes and labels own feelings and emotions.
Noticing Others' Emotions Observes and labels other people's feelings and emotions.
Communicating Emotions Shares information about feelings and emotions with others.
Signs of Emotions Recognizes signs and symptoms of basic emotions.
Causes of Emotions Understands triggers and causes of basic emotions.
Progression of Emotions Understands how emotions progress and change over time.
Critical Thinking Makes use of feelings and emotions to improve thinking and reasoning.
Problem Solving Employs feelings and emotions to generate ideas and solve problems.
Decision Making Makes use of feelings and emotions to improve thinking and reasoning.
Monitoring Climate Monitors others' behaviors and emotions and notices changes.
Regulating Own Emotions Regulates own feelings and emotions and displays resilience.
Handling Others' Emotions Handles other people's feelings and emotions considerately.
Staying in the Present Stays in the present and acts with awareness.
Being Open and Curious Displays openness to new ideas, experiences, and change.
Interacting and Supporting Interacts and relates mindfully without judging or criticizing.


Reliability and validity

The internal consistency reliabilities of the EIQ16 scales range from 0.7 to 0.8 with a median of 0.7. Correlations between the scales of the original EIQ16 assessment and marker variables are in the range of 0.7 to 0.9 with a median correlation of 0.8. Criterion-related validity studies show statistically significant correlations between job performance and test scores on many of the scales. The magnitude and range of correlations are consistent with those reported in the literature.


EIQ16 norms are based on an international comparison group of 6,000 respondents with equal numbers of men and women. The mean age of the sample was 33.7 with a standard deviation of 10.9. About 10 percent of respondents were aged 16-20, about 35% were aged 21-30, and about 50% were aged 31-50. Most respondents came from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. Differences in scores related to gender, age, ethnicity, and nationality are very small. EIQ16-R norms are based on a convenience sample of 500 respondents.


“ The EIQ16 measures attributes consistent with other EI measures, and thus not coincidently its criterion validity data are consistent with what is found in analyses of standard EI measures … The report is comprehensive and informative … this reviewer would generally recommend it as a developmental tool for test takers to get an accurate snapshot of their behavioral emotional intelligence. ”

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Expected Completion Time

10 ~ 15 minutes


$19.95 USD

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