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Cuadernos de Psicología del Deporte

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GARCIA-COLL, Virginia; GRAUPERA-SANZ, José-Luis; RUIZ-PEREZ, Luis-Miguel  and  PALOMO-NIETO, Miriam. Emotional Inteligence in Sport: Validation of the Schutte Self Report Inventory (SSRI) in Spanish athletes. CPD [online]. 2013, vol.13, n.1, pp.25-36. ISSN 1989-5879.

In this study we analyzed the validation and reliability of the SSRI Schutte's et al. (1998) Inventory of Emotional Intelligence using EFA and CFA with Spanish athletes of different expertise level. This sample was comprised of 2091 athletes (1519 males and 572 females) with a mean age of 20.8 years (ST: 6.14) and an age range of 11 to 59 years. The results obtained in this study presented a four dimensions structure (Emotional perception, self-emotional management, hetero-emotional management and emotional utilization), and a global score of emotional intelligence in Sport. Psychometric properties and reliability of this instrument permits to offer an inventory apt to be applied in sport contexts.

Keywords : Emotional competence; sport; self-perception; test.

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