Eastern European Perspectives on Emotional Intelligence
Current Developments and Research
This book offers a unique perspective on Emotional Intelligence (EI) research in Eastern Europe, analyzing current trends in the research and application of EI in a region with a distinct socio-political history.
Bringing together leading researchers from seven countries, namely Bulgaria, Croatia, Lithuania, Serbia, Slovakia, Poland, and Russia, chapters within this edited volume present original research that illustrates both the etic and emic aspects of emotions, to discuss how EI research can address psychosocial challenges across different societies. Using a selection of cross-cultural frameworks for comparison, contributors to the volume make important developments to the field of EI research by instating a cultural and regional adaptation of EI theories. This includes considerations of EI from a collectivistic perspective as well as the relevance of creating psychological measurement tools that reflect and represent the cultural and linguistic nuances in the adaptive use of emotional information.
Eastern European Perspectives on Emotional Intelligence will prove a valuable resource for academics, researchers, and students of cultural and social psychology, or particularly for those seeking to expand their conceptual understanding of EI.
Table of Contents
1. EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE FROM AN EASTERN EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE – INTRODUCTION 2. RUSSIAN-LANGUAGE METHOD "EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE TEST" (EIT) 3. RESEARCH ON ABILITY AND TRAIT EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE IN SERBIA: EFFORTS TO VALIDATE THE CONSTRUCTS AND LATEST INSIGHTS INTO THEIR RELATIONSHIPS WITH DEMOGRAPHIC VARIABLES 4. HISTORY AND CURRENT STATUS OF EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE IN CROATIA 5. THE CONSTRUCT VALIDITY OF TWO SLOVAK FORMS OF THE TRAIT EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE QUESTIONNAIRE FOR ADOLESCENTS (Long form TEIQue-AF/ short form TEIQue-ASF) 6. TRAIT EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE IN THE CONTEXT OF MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCE MODEL IN SLOVAKIA 7. EMOTIONAL AND SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE OF SLOVAK MANAGERS 8. EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AS A PREDICTOR OF CAREER DECISION-MAKING STRATEGIES OF ADOLESCENTS IN SLOVAKIA 9. TRAIT EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE IN THE CAREER DECISION MAKING PROCESS OF THE SLOVAK ADOLESCENTS 10. TRAIT EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AS A PREDICTOR OF ACHIEVEMENT MOTIVATION OF THE SLOVAK UNIVERSITY STUDENTS 11. EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE DEVELOPMENT IN LITHUANIA 12. EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE IN POLAND: DEVELOPMENTS IN TEACHERS’ EMOTIONAL ABILITIES 13. TRAIT EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE IN BULGARIAN FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS 14. EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE FROM EASTERN EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVES: SUMMARY, SYNTHESIS AND FUTURE CHALLENGES – CONCLUSION
Lada Kaliská is an associate professor of educational, school, and counseling psychology at Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia. She has interests in factors of student performance and behavior at school and has participated in research on learning styles as well as moral, social, and successful intelligences with R.J. Sternberg. Dr. Kaliska has been involved in research projects on trait EI in Slovakia and was a principal investigator of a project (VEGA 1/0654/17) on the emotional intelligence construct. She works also as a part-time school psychologist at a high school where she implements research into real world settings.
John Pellitteri is an associate professor in school and mental health counseling at Queens College City University of new York and is the president and co-founder of the International Society for Emotional Intelligence. His research focuses on EI as it relates to adaptive personality, education, counseling, and creative arts. He is co-editor of the book Emotionally Intelligent School Counseling (2006) and author of Emotional Processes in Music Therapy (2009). He has presented internationally on EI, is a certified MSCEIT trainer, and is a practicing psychotherapist in New York.