About the Measure

Domains Emotional Intelligence (mixed and trait), Motivation, goal orientation and perseverance, Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4
Subscales Social competence; Emotional awareness; Goal setting; Emotional regulation; Empathy
Description This inventory is based on a conceptualization of personal strengths with five components: emotional awareness (EA), emotional regulation (ER), goal setting (GS), empathy (EM), and social competence (SC).
Example I get along well with other people
Link http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0734282910365648

Implementation details

No. of items 28
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 11-16
Cost single purchase Free - Available
Cost per child Free - Available

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .70-.79
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA 5-factor solutio
CFA Confirms EFA.
Chi-square (195) = 443
p < .01
NNFI = .92
CFI = .94
RMSEA = .038
SRMR = 0.044
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Subscales significantly predicted aggression, anxiety and depression (Regression)
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Kienfie Liau, A., Chow, D., Teck Kiang Tan, & Senf, K. (2010). Development and validation of the Personal Strengths Inventory using exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 29(1), 14–26. doi:10.1177/0734282910365648