Trait Emotional Intelligence
Factor Structure
Different TEIQue forms have different factor structures. The full form provides scores on 15 subscales, four factors, and global trait EI.
The TEIQue-SF is intended to provide a global trait EI score only. The investigation of its factor structure is difficult because of the unreliability of single items. It is very unlikely that any factor analysis of the TEIQue-SF will produce the same factors as the long form. Consequently, if the interest is in anything other than a rapid and reliable assessment of global trait EI, then it is necessary that the long form be used.