Asia Pacific Journal of Management

, Volume 24, Issue 1, pp 43–60 | Cite as

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

  • Chi-Sum WongEmail author
  • Ping-Man Wong
  • Kenneth S. Law


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 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ManagementThe Chinese University of Hong KongShatin, N.T.Hong Kong
  2. 2.Department of Educational Policy and AdministrationHong Kong Institute of EducationTai Po, N.T.Hong Kong

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