The concept of emotional intelligence has captured considerable scientific interest in the past few decades. A number of methods have been developed to measure various aspects of emotional intelligence. One of the most widely used assessment approaches in this area today is the Bar-On Emotional Quotient inventory. The purpose of this study was to determine the Italian adaptation of Bar-On Emotional Quotient Inventory: Short (Bar-On, 2002) pointing out the reliability and construct validity in the Italian version. The results show that the Bar-On EQ-i:S has sufficient factorial validity and reliability in the Italian version when measuring the construct. Finally, new suggestions for future researches are presented.
Keywords: Emotional intelligence, Bar-On Emotional Quotient Inventory, validation, positive psychology.