EQ Testing

The Social and Emotional Intelligence Profile® or the SEIP®

The St. Louis Emotional Intelligence Center and the Institute for Social and Emotional Intelligence

Dr. Patt Hollinger Pickett is a Social and Emotional Intelligence Certified Coach (SEICC) who has partnered with the Institute for Social and Emotional Intelligence (ISEI)® to offer the  Social and Emotional Intelligence Profile® known as the SEIP®. The SEIP® is a uniquely distinguished resource for the testing and development of social and emotional intelligence for individuals, families, students, teams, organizations, and business .

The ISEI® is an international learning and research organization supporting coaches, HR professionals, executives, managers, leaders and other individuals as they bring social and emotional intelligence into the workplace and life beyond work. According to ISEI, the SEIP® is a measurement instrument based on a model in use by more than 750 Fortune 500 companies.  The assessment is evidence-based (developed using the latest Social + Emotional Intelligence research) quick, easy to use and understand, and has been in development for over 10 years.

The SEIP® author, Laura Belsten, PhD, is an internationally known expert who has studied with international Emotional Intelligence experts. Dr. Belsten is certified in four other leading emotional intelligence instruments and has been on the faculty of the University of Denver for over 20 years where she teaches graduate courses in leadership and communication, including a graduate course in Coaching Emotional Intelligence. She is an executive coach in private practice for over 15 years and earned her Ph.D. in Leadership & Organizational Communication from the University of Denver.

Dr. Pickett provides the online SEIP® through the Saint Louis Emotional Intelligence Center for Testing and Development LLC, a division of HireCoach™ which is located in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

Why Choose the SEIP® ?

The  SEIP® is the most comprehensive, fully-validated and statistically reliable social and emotional intelligence assessment instrument available now and is used as a resource by professionals around the globe.

Unlike a number of the available EQ/EI testing programs, the  SEIP®  also measures “social intelligence” and is a statistically reliable and scientifically validated instrument. Nelson Consulting, LLC completed a 27-page study of the SEIP and determined these results:

  • Reliability Total Score:    0.96 – excellent
  • Reliability Analysis: Cronbach’s alpha ranging 0.56 to 0.84 & impressive-only 3 items/section
  • Exploratory Factor Analysis: Fairly strong evidence of construct validity
  • Confirmatory Factor Analysis: Very strong evidence of construct validity

What is the  SEIP® Like?

The  SEIP® is a 78 question, multiple-choice online evaluation which typically takes 10-20 minutes to complete.

The  test has three versions: Adult (self), Youth (ages 11-17), and Workplace (which uses business language). Individuals may register take to the SEIP® on their own. Frequently, however, employers and businesses also provide the SEIP® testing as a career development benefit, as part of a workshop on social and emotional intelligence, or as a segment of a comprehensive emotional intelligence coaching program—individual or group.

There are  26 competencies measured by the  SEIP® which are identified as critical in socially and emotionally intelligent individuals, families, teams and organizations. See the full list of social and emotional intelligence competencies by viewing the Four Quadrant Model which is used  by ISEI for grouping the competencies.

The profile results are available as a link to a full report in PDF format which can be downloaded and printed. The profile results report is often about 40 pages and contains a graph of the respondent’s scores along with an explanation and development tips.

In addition to identifying areas of strength and areas for improvement, the assessment supplies in depth descriptions of emotionally and socially intelligent behaviors— in their absence as well as presence.  Comprehensive development tips are included and  helpful for the individual and other support persons such as  family (parents/spouse), supervisors, coaches, and teachers.

A number of people who take the SEIP® also retain the services of a professional coach as an additional resource and support to reach their goals.

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