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Research Paper - Medical Education

Translation and validation of the genos emotional intelligence inventory (concise version) for use in Sri Lanka

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D. Edussuriya ,

University of Peradeniya, LK
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Department of Forensic Medicine
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S. U. B. Tennakoon,

University of Peradeniya, LK
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Department of Community Medicine
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K. N. Marambe,

University of Peradeniya, LK
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Medical Education Unit
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R. M. I. S. D. Rathnayake,

University of Peradeniya, LK
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Department of Forensic Medicine
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B. G. Premaratne,

University of Peradeniya, LK
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Department of Forensic Medicine
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S. K. Ubhayasiri

University of Peradeniya, LK
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Department of Forensic Medicine
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Abstract

Background: Emotional Intelligence (EI) is a multi-dimensional concept.The Genos EI Inventory is designed to measure the frequency with which an individual displays emotionally intelligent behaviours across seven dimensions. There is paucity of research on EI of individuals in the healthcare sector and lack of an appropriate instrument for the assessment of EI in Sri Lanka.

Objectives: To translate the Genos EI inventory (concise version) to Sinhala language and to validate it to be used among Sri Lankan medical students

Method: Genos EI inventory was translated to Sinhala and administered to 50 medical students. The internal reliability scores were checked by calculating Chronbach's alpha using SPSS v22.0 and the values were compared with the reference values for the original questionnaire.

Results: Reliability of the translated questionnaire was 0.89 and the Chronbach's alpha for six out of seven subscales met the appropriate reliability scores.

Conclusions: Translated Sinhala version of the Genos EI inventory is found to be reliable to be used among Sri Lankan medical students.

How to Cite: Edussuriya, D. et al., (2017). Translation and validation of the genos emotional intelligence inventory (concise version) for use in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine. 26(1), pp.20–24. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljm.v26i1.27
Published on 30 Jun 2017.
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