Emotional Quotient 360

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Note: This test review was done by BPS on 1st August 2018

Description of the Test

The EQ 360 2.0 is a multi-rater version of the EQ-i 2.0 and measures the same set of emotional and social skills that influence the way we:

  • perceive and express ourselves,
  • develop and maintain social relationships,
  • cope with challenges, and
  • use emotional information in an effective and meaningful way.

The EQ-i 2.0 model of Emotional Intelligence is comprised of fifteen factors across five categories of functioning, and is based on a model developed by Dr Reuven Bar-On during his dissertation work, his review of the literature on emotional functioning, and from his own clinical practice.  The latest version of the EQ 360 2.0 has benefitted from the considerable revision of the EQ-i 2.0 which was based on research and feedback from use of the original EQ-i.  The fifteen scales measured by EQ 360 2.0 are called Self-Regard, Emotional Self-Awareness, Assertiveness, Independence, Empathy, Social Responsibility, Interpersonal Relationship, Stress Tolerance, Impulse Control, Reality Testing, Flexibility, Problem Solving, Self-Actualization, Optimism and Happiness.  The instrument is computer administered via an on-line portal although a paper version can be used and the responses input to score and generate reports.

The instrument has 133 items each of which has a corresponding and equivalent item in the EQ-i 2.0 but adapted for the 360 process.  It is designed to be suitable for any participant over eighteen years of age and to be used in occupational, educational and psycho-clinical settings. The instrument is expected to take between 20 and 30 minutes to complete.  Certification training in the use of the instrument is required before it can be purchased and accessed.  This training is provided by licensed distributors across the world.

There are two main reports as follows:

  1. The Leadership Report (with two variations, one designed for the ‘client’ and the other designed for the ‘coach’).This structures the feedback around four key leadership dimensions - Authenticity, Coaching, Insight and Innovation but also shows results for the five main factors each comprising of three underlying scales.
  2. The Workplace Report (also with two variations, one designed for the ‘client’ and the other designed for the ‘coach’).This structures the feedback around the five main factors each comprising of three underlying scales.

Authors: Reuven Bar-On

Test Publisher: Multi-Health Systems Inc.