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Validity of the trait emotional intelligence questionnaire in sports and its links with performance satisfaction

Abstract :
Objective This research project consisted of two studies aimed at validating the trait emotional intelligence questionnaire (TEIQue) in a sports sample.

Design
Study 1 used a confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) to investigate if the original 4-factor structure of the TEIQue could be replicated in a sample of athletes. In addition, we explored the relationship between trait emotional intelligence (trait EI) and the demographic variables age, sex, type of sport (individual vs. team), expertise, and years of training. Study 2 used a path analysis approach to explore if trait EI is related to performance satisfaction through stress appraisal and coping behaviors.

Method In Study 1, 973 athletes completed the TEIQue and a demographic questionnaire. In Study 2, 291 athletes completed the TEIQue. Moreover, with a recent competition in mind, they completed the Coping Inventory for Competitive Sports, as well as items on perceived intensity of stress, perceived controllability of stress, challenge and threat appraisals, coping effectiveness, and performance satisfaction.

Results Study 1 showed with a CFA that the original 4-factor structure of the TEIQue could be replicated in a sports sample. Of the demographic variables, only age showed a significant positive relationship with trait EI. Study 2 showed that trait EI was related to performance satisfaction through stress appraisal and coping variables.

Conclusions
This research showed that the TEIQue can be used with athletes and that trait EI is useful for understanding certain aspects of sports performance satisfaction.

Highlights
• Factor structure of trait emotional intelligence (trait EI) replicated in sports.
• Trait EI positively associated with age in a sports sample.
• Path analysis from trait EI to sports performance satisfaction.
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Sylvain Laborde, Fabrice Dosseville, Félix Guillén, Enrique Chávez. Validity of the trait emotional intelligence questionnaire in sports and its links with performance satisfaction. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, Elsevier, 2014, 15 (5), pp.481-490. ⟨10.1016/j.psychsport.2014.05.001⟩. ⟨hal-02890808⟩

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