Factor structure of emotional intelligence in schizophrenia

Academic Article


  • Social cognition, which includes emotional intelligence, is impaired in schizophrenia. The Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT) is a widely-used assessment of emotional intelligence, with a four-factor structure in healthy individual. However, a recent factor analysis in schizophrenia patients revealed a two-factor structure of the MSCEIT. The current study aimed to replicate this finding in a larger, more diverse, schizophrenia sample (n = 194). Our findings revealed an identical two-factor structure as in the previously-reported study, indicating that emotional intelligence is organized in a different manner in schizophrenia than it is in healthy controls. © 2012 .
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    Author List

  • Lin YC; Wynn JK; Hellemann G; Green MF
  • Start Page

  • 78
  • End Page

  • 81
  • Volume

  • 139
  • Issue

  • 1-3