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							SCHUTTE SELF REPORT EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE TEST (SSEIT)
							also referred to as: SCHUTTE EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE SCALES (SEIS) or
							SELF REPORT EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE TEST (SREIT)
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Script Author: Katja Borchert, Ph.D. (katjab@millisecond.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC
Date: 01-07-2014
last updated:  11-20-2019 by K. Borchert (katjab@millisecond.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC

Script Copyright © 11-20-2019 Millisecond Software

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BACKGROUND INFO 	
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This script implements the Self Report Emotional Intelligence Test (SREIT) - also referred to as the
the Schutte Emotional Intelligence Scales (SEIS)/Schutte Self Report Emotional Intelligence Test (SSEIT)-

as described in:

Schutte, N.S., Malouff, J.M., Hall, L.E., Haggerty, D.J., Cooper, J.T., Golden, C.J., & Dornheim, L. (1998).
Development and validation of a measure of emotional intelligence. Personality and Individual Differences, 25, 167-177.

Normed Data based on:
Nicola S. Schutte , John M. Malouff , Chad Bobik , Tracie D. Coston ,
Cyndy Greeson , Christina Jedlicka , Emily Rhodes & Greta Wendorf (2001). Emotional
Intelligence and Interpersonal Relations, The Journal of Social Psychology, 141:4, 523-536, DOI:
10.1080/00224540109600569

To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00224540109600569


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OVERVIEW
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Participants work on 33 likert-type questions with 5 answer choices.

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DURATION 
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the default set-up of the script takes appr. 3 minutes to complete

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DATA FILE INFORMATION 
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The default data stored in the data files are:

(1) Raw data file: 'sseit.iqdat'

date, time:						date and time script was run with the current group/subjectnumber 
subject, group, session:	    	with the current subject/groupnumber/session id
build:							the Inquisit build 

q*_response:					response given (in assigned values)
									1 = "Strongly~nDisagree"
									2 = "Disagree" 
									3 = "Neither Agree nor Disagree"
									4 = "Agree"
									5 = "Strongly~nAgree"

									for reversed questions "R" (5, 28, 33): the scale automatically reverses

q*_latency:							how much time the participant spent on the surveypage with this particular question
									(the last time this particular surveypage was visited)


(2) Summary data file: 'sseit_summary*.iqdat' (a separate file for each participant)

computer.platform:				the platform the script was run on (win/mac/ios/android)
script.startdate:					date script was run
script.starttime:					time script was started
script.subjectid:					assigned subject id number
script.groupid:					assigned group id number
script.sessionid:					assigned session id number
script.elapsedtime:				time it took to run script (in ms); measured from onset to offset of script
script.completed:				0 = script was not completed (prematurely aborted); 
									1 = script was completed (all conditions run)
									
parameters.popMean:				weighted mean for Emotional Intelligence across 5 experiments (Schutte et al, 2001) used as estimate for population mean = 133.36
parameters.popSD:				weighted standard deviation for Emotional Intelligence across 5 experiments (Schutte et al, 2001) used as estimate for population standard deviation = 12.83

SSEIT_totalscore:				the sum of all response scores

expressions.z:						z-score of totalscore (uses weighted mean/weighted standard deviation based on 5 studies reported by Schutte et al, 2001, 
									as estimates for population mean and standard deviation)
								
expressions.percentile:			percentile rank based on z-score


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QUESTIONNAIRE SET-UP
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* 33 questions with 5-point Likert scales
	1 = "Strongly~nDisagree"
	2 = "Disagree" 
	3 = "Neither Agree nor Disagree"
	4 = "Agree"
	5 = "Strongly~nAgree"

for reversed questions (5, 28, 33) the scoring is reversed.

* The individual anchors (and number of anchors) can be edited under section QUESTIONS
(the changes need to be made for each radiobutton question). Only anchor 1 and 5
are original (the middle anchors were filled it by Millisecond Software).
* a totalscore is calculated and saved in the summary data file
* by default the questions are required to answer; to change go to section QUESTIONS

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INSTRUCTIONS 
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Surveypage instructions can be edited under Editable Parameters -> parameters.pageinstructions

NORMED DATA (see Schutte et al, 2001)

Emotional Intelligence:			
		mean	SD		N
Exp1	126.88	12.18	24
Exp2	142.51	9.46	37
Exp3	132.84	12.37	77
Exp4	131.61	14.23	38
Exp5	131.56	15.67	43
						total N	219
		
=> weighted Mean = 133.36 => estimate for population mean for Emotional Intelligence Score
=> weighted SD = 12.83 => estimate for population standard deviation of Emotional Intelligence Scores

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EDITABLE CODE 
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check below for (relatively) easily editable parameters, stimuli, instructions etc. 
Keep in mind that you can use this script as a template and therefore always "mess" with the entire code 
to further customize your experiment.

The parameters you can change are:

/pageinstructions:			the instructions that appear at the top of each surveypage
/popMean:					weighted mean for Emotional Intelligence across 5 experiments (Schutte et al, 2001) used as estimate for population mean = 133.36
/popSD:						weighted standard deviation for Emotional Intelligence across 5 experiments (Schutte et al, 2001) used as estimate for population standard deviation = 12.83