Module 6 Personal Assessment
The test does consist of a large sample size. Overall the test has a coefficient of .91 meaning that only 9% of the variation is attributed o error. Therefore, one can clued that the test is reliable and valid. There were areas on the test that had low coefficients. The knowledge component was .54. Since the score is below .60 it is considered to be unreliable. The social insight and empathy section of the test score was .67 making it marginally reliable. If there were four scores under .80 for the test, than how was the overall score .91? If the .91 is a true reflection of the overall score than the test is considered reliable because it’s score Is higher than .90.
The test was pretty interesting even though I had taken a similar test like that before. The one test I had taken was much smaller and for employment. The test composed of 146 questions, and this could have been done to increase validity and reliability of the test. The more questions a test has the less measurement error it will have. I felt that some of the questions were similar in order to “catch me” lying or trying to put a fake answer on the test. I scored a 83 on the test and It concluded that I managed my emotions quite well. I felt that this did represent me because in my line of work I work with the mentally and trying to manage or control emotions is what I do every day. My boyfriend says I seem to figure people and things out really well. Testing for emotional intelligence can have multiple benefits for professional counselors. These tests can show how an individual relates with other people. They attempt to measure one’s ability or lack of ability to manage emotions during a rough period. The way one perceives and manages emotions correlates with their mental health. It can give the counselor an idea of where some of the problems lie.