Asia Pacific Journal of Management

, Volume 24, Issue 1, pp 43-60

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Evidence of the practical utility of Wong’s emotional intelligence scale in Hong Kong and mainland China

  • Chi-Sum WongAffiliated withDepartment of Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Email author 
  • , Ping-Man WongAffiliated withDepartment of Educational Policy and Administration, Hong Kong Institute of Education
  • , Kenneth S. LawAffiliated withDepartment of Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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Emotional intelligence (EI) has been an emerging topic for psychological, educational, and management researchers and consultants in recent years. However, there is a lack of scientifically valid measures of this concept, especially for those that have practical utility in the Asian context. Recently, a 40-item forced-choice instrument was developed for Chinese respondents in Hong Kong. We collected data in three studies to further test the practical utility of this instrument in Hong Kong and mainland China. The results provided clear evidence for the instrument’s practical utility. More research that uses this measure in Asian countries is required.


Emotional intelligence Forced choice EI measure Emotional labor