Estimates of emotional and psychometric intelligence

Petrides, K V and Furnham, Adrian and Martin, G. Neil (2004) Estimates of emotional and psychometric intelligence. Journal of Social Psychology, 144 (2). pp. 149-162. ISSN 0022-4545

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ABSTRACT. The authors examined participants' estimates of own and parental psychometric intelligence (IQ) and emotional intelligence (EI). The authors asked 224 participants (82 men, 138 women, 4 people who did not report their gender) to estimate their own and their parents' IQ and EI scores on a normal distribution ranging from 55 to 145 points. The authors hypothesized that men would give higher IQ but lower EI self-estimates than women and that participants, regardless of gender, would rate their fathers as higher on IQ but lower on EI than their mothers. The results confirmed the hypotheses, supporting the view that people perceive psychometric intelligence as a primarily masculine attribute in contrast with emotional intelligence, which they perceive as a primarily feminine attribute. The results also showed that the intensity of the stereotypical perception of EI as a feminine attribute diminished when the authors asked participants to estimate their scores on a range of specific EI facets instead of providing a direct overall self-estimate. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

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Research Areas:Middlesex University Schools and Centres > School of Science and Technology > Psychology
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