The Emotional Quotient-Inventory 2.0 (EQ-i 2.0) measures emotional intelligence (EI) and how it may impact people and the workplace.
Emotional Intelligence is a 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.
Applications of emotional intelligence include:
- Leadership Development
- Organisational Development
- Executive Coaching
- Team Building
- Student Development
While emotional intelligence isn't the sole predictor of human performance and development potential, it is proven to be a key indicator in these areas. Emotional Intelligence is not a static factor - to the contrary, one's emotional intelligence changes over time and may be developed in targeted areas.
EQ-i 2.0 - New Model, New Reports, and a New Online Platform
The EQ-i 2.0 builds on the original BarOn EQ-i, one of the first scientifically validated and most widely used EI instruments in the world. Based on more than 20 years of research worldwide, the EQ-i 2.0 introduces some differences that stem from changes to assessment items, updated norms, and rigorous reliability and validity studies.
The 1-5-15 factor structure of the EQ-i 2.0 features one overarching EI score (Total EI), broken down into five composite scores which, in turn, are broken down into a total of 15 subscales. In the earlier EQ-i version, individual items loaded on multiple subscales, in the new EQ-i 2.0 items only load on one subscale.
Scale changes include:
- New composite scales - Self-Perception and Self-Expression.
- New subscale - Emotional Expression.
- Problem Solving subscale - New definition.
- New composite scale - Decision Making.
- Happiness - modification.
The EQ-i 2.0 Online Portal
This new online portal provides quick and easy administration, scoring and resources to practitioners. It is free to have an online portal established (subject to user's qualifications/certification). Contact PAA to establish your new online portal.
Tokens - The online portal utilises a 'token' system. Clients purchase the number of tokens required for each report they wish to generate. Each type of report requires a specific number of tokens. Order your tokens from PAA.
The portal uses an easy 3-step process:
Invite - participants directly from your secure account. Invitation templates and unique URLs to take the EQ-i 2.0 ensures your clients are protected.
Manage - Your account dashboard shows you who has completed the EQ-i 2.0 so you can track your projects and quickly access reports.
Report - A new line of professional, customisable reports gives you a competitive edge. Purchase report tokens in advance and spend them however you wish.
The EQ-i 2.0 online portal also provides the practitioner with new flexibility, features and reporting options:
Customisation - Create reports to fit the way you work and prefer to work with your clients by choosing sections that matter the most. For example, you may brand the report and turn on/off labels, scores, and report sections!
Business Centric - Professional new colour coding format, clear layout and language that speaks to you and your client.
Unparalleled Support - Designed with clear instructions, interpretation guidelines and results-driven content for both you and the client throughout the reports.
Resources - Receive free, full-access admission to new one-stop area for EQ-i 2.0 resources like white papers and presentations.
User Community - Network and exchange insights with fellow EI experts, advocates, coaches and trainers around the world.
EQ-i 2.0 Resources, Training and Support
The EQ-i 2.0 online portal allows practitioners to access webinars, video tutorials and other support and marketing resources for free.
EQ-i 2.0 Norm Options
- General Population
- Age and Gender specific
EQ-i 2.0 currently offers several types of reports: Workplace, Leadership, Group, Higher Education and EQ360.
All report types have a client and a coach section. The coach version includes, among many features, interpretative guidance for the coach as well as response explanations, follow-up questions, and de-briefing guide - all the tools needed to give the most useful and accurate feedback possible. The client section focuses on conveying the results and providing development recommendations to the client.
- The EQ-i 2.0 Workplace Report:
This report requires 60 tokens in your online portal to enable the report to be generated.The EQ-i 2.0 reports are built based on customer feedback and they differ from the original EQ-i reports in multiple ways. They also come with a lot of added support features that will be a benefit for assessment users.Customisation - A report as unique as the clients you deal with everyday. Create your reports to fit the way you prefer to work with your clients by choosing sections that matter most to you and your client:
- Insert your company logo, client/company name on the cover page
- Ability to turn labels or numerical scores off in order to focus on relative strengths and weaknesses
- Ability to turn off the following report sections:
* Follow-Up Questions
* Debrief Guide
* Action Plan
* Development Commitment
* Balancing EIBusiness Centric - A report that is relevant, relates and communicates effectively. With an all new colour coding format, clear layout and language that speaks to you and your client; use an assessment that is professional and is effective in the coaching/development process for all climates.
Unparalleled Support - A report designed to support you as much as your client. With clear instructions, interpretation guidelines and result driven content for both you and the client throughout the reports; setting you and you client up for success has never been easier.
- The EQ-I 2.0 Higher Education Report (3 reports available: The Summary Report; The Student Comprehensive Report and The Counsellor's Report):
This report requires 20 tokens in your online portal to enable the report to be generated. You will be charged 20 tokens for generating the Summary Report if:
- You have not already generated the Comprehensive & Counsellor's report for the participant.
- You are regenerating the Summary Report with a different norm than what you had originally selected.
Your Summary Report will be free if:
- You have already generated the Comprehensive & Counsellor's report for the participant
- You are regenerating the Summary Report with the same norm that you originally selected
a) The Summary Report
The Student Summary Report is a brief 7-page report that describes the entire EQ-i 2.0 model and provides an interpretive summary of the student's results on 6 of the subscales (their top three and bottom three scores). Results for the remaining subscales are shown with development strategies for all 15 subscales to ensure the student has plenty of resources to improve all of his/her EI skills, should they desire to work on areas outside of their top and bottom scores. Actual scores are not included in the Student Summary Report; only interpretive graphs are presented. The Student Summary Report can be automatically generated upon item completion to provide the student with immediate, limited feedback. This report is best incorporated into a feedback session with the student and an appropriately qualified counsellor.
b) The Student Comprehensive & Counsellor's Report
Because the Counsellor's Report is required by the administrator to explain the Comprehensive Report to the student, the two reports are generated together as a time-saving measure.
The Counsellor's Report is a 10-page report that contains all the information required to debrief the student on his/her results.
The Student Comprehensive Report is a 13-page report that contains results, interpretive text, and development strategies for all 15 subscales. One report option is to include scores in this report that provide specific, numeric feedback. Due to the depth of information in this report and the relative maturity required to effectively plan and carry out the developmental strategies, this report should only be given to the student under the direct supervision of a certified EQ-i 2.0 administrator.
A unique feature of the EQ-i 2.0 Higher Education is the addition of the "Alert status". This Alert Status is displayed on the Manage and Report Generation pages after the participant has completed the EQ-i 2.0 assessment and a report (either Summary or Comprehensive and Counsellor's) has been generated for him or her. Alerted profiles generally indicate a need for further investigation on the part of the administrator. An Alert status identifies students who lack specific EI skills; as a result, they may be less likely to do well in school, or worse, they may not graduate. It is strongly recommended to meet with any student with an Alert status and use the Comprehensive and Counsellor's Report to investigate any areas of concern. Students identified through the Alert status require follow-up by the institution. It is strongly recommended that these students are given the information and support provided in the Student Comprehensive Report.
The EQ-i 2.0 Leadership Report:
This report requires 90 tokens in your online portal to enable the report to be generated. Leaders tend to score higher in emotional intelligence than the general population. An even more specific benchmark is assessing how leaders compare to other top leaders. The EQ-i 2.0 Leadership Report gives you that benchmark. The Leadership report features:
An Executive Summary: showcasing your client's three highest and three lowest scores.
Leadership Potential Section: examines four key leadership competencies and highlights associated and relevant EI skills that help promote success in your client's leadership role.
Leadership Derailers Section: examines how long scores for specific EI skills may particularly hamper leadership success.
The "Leadership Bar": a comparison of how your client scored compared to other top leaders.
Leadership Impact: examines associated leadership and organisational impact, including strategies to help your client leverage each EI skill to reach his/her full leadership potential.
- The EQ-i 2.0 Group Report:
The EQ-i 2.0 Group Report requires 225 tokens in your online portal to enable the report to be generated. It combines the EQ-i 2.0 scores of individuals in a manner that allows you to make interpretations at the group or team level. This report presents an overview of group results that identifies group strengths as well as the areas where the group as a whole may be more effective. Furthermore, the EQ-i 2.0 Group Report discusses the organisational implications of a group’s emotional intelligence (EI) score and recommends strategies for action that can further develop the group’s potential. Many additions and improvements have been included in the EQ-i 2.0 Group Report to increase the report’s functionality and ease of interpretation. The Group Summary Report contains a comprehensive summary of each subscale and overall. There is also a Coach and Client Report designed to be used for feedback.Note: An EQ-i 2.0 individual report (either Workplace or Leadership report) must be generated for each individual first before they may be included in a Group Report.
- The EQ-360 2.0 Report:
This report requires 225 tokens in your online portal to enable the report to be generated. The EQ-360 Coach and Client reports include not only the feedback of all raters, but also the feedback in one consolidated report.
- The Leadership EQ-360 2.0 Report:
This report requires 225 tokens in your online portal to enable the report to be generated. Features of the report include:Executive Summary: Showcases the client's three highest and three lowest scoring subscales by quickly pinpointing areas where the client excels (to help fuel organisational and personal performance) and areas in need of development (to harness the client's leadership ability). The summary will also specify where each score falls in relation to the Leadership Bar (if this feature is turned on), and the level of agreement between the individual's scores and the scores provided by his/her raters.Leadership Potential Sections: Examines the client's subscale scores based on ratings in the context of four key leadership dimensions (Authenticity, Coaching, Insight, and Innovation) with the new "Rater-based Leadership Potential" section.
Leadership Bar: Highlights how the client's scores compare to top leaders with a yellow leadership bar that appears above other bar graphs. The client may focus development efforts in areas in which he/she scored lower than other successful leaders to maximise leadership capability.
Profile Gap Analysis: Provides a general overview of the level of agreement between your client and his/her raters by outlining areas where your client has a healthy level of awareness (a high level of agreement between the client and rater ratings), and those in which an awareness gap exists (a low level of agreement between the client and rater ratings). These awareness gaps may consist of areas in which your client actually excels (but does not use to his/her full potential due to a lack of awareness), or they may be areas requiring improvement.
Easy Import of EQ 360 Self-Item Responses into EQ-i 2.0 Reports. This feature allows users to import a participant's "self" item responses from EQ 360 into EQ-i 2.0. This allows clients to produce individual Workplace or Leadership reports, as well as have the participant's data included in a Group Report.
Contact PAA for a sample report to be sent to you. Alternatively sample reports may be downloaded from your EQ-i 2.0 online portal at any time:
- EQ-i 2.0 Workplace Report
- EQ-i 2.0 Higher Education Report
- EQ-i 2.0 Leadership Report
- EQ-i 2.0 Group Report
- EQ360 2.0 Multi-Rater Feedback Report
- Leadership EQ360 2.0 Report
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