Psychometric analysis of the short-form ESCQ Psychometric Analysis of the Short-Form Emotional Skills and Competence Questionnaire in Undergraduate Nurse Students

Shahram Vahedi, Mohammad Moghaddam, Masumeh Ahmadzade, Ma, Shahrum Vahedi
2009 Iranian J Psychiatry   unpublished
Objective: The main purpose of this study was to validate the short-form of the Emotional Skills and Competence Questionnaire (ESCQ) Scale among Iranian undergraduate students. Method: A total of 250 nurse undergraduate students participated in this study. Participants completed the ESCQ in addition to measures of Sheering Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire and Student's Demographic Questionnaire. Results: Exploratory factor analysis resulted in three factors that were largely consistent with
more » ... ely consistent with the a priori scale structure. These factors included such dimensions as appraisal of others' emotions, managing and regulating emotion and specifying and understanding the individuals' own emotions. Conclusions : The results provide initial support for the construct validity of the self-report version of the ESCQ in nurse students.