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Developing an international scoring system for a consensus-based social cognition measure: MSCEIT-managing emotions

  • G. S. Hellemann (a1) (a2), M. F. Green (a1) (a2) (a3), R. S. Kern (a1) (a2) (a3), G. Sitarenios (a4) and K. H. Nuechterlein (a1) (a5)...

Abstract

Background

Measures of social cognition are increasingly being applied to psychopathology, including studies of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. Tests of social cognition present unique challenges for international adaptations. The Mayer–Salovey–Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test, Managing Emotions Branch (MSCEIT-ME) is a commonly-used social cognition test that involves the evaluation of social scenarios presented in vignettes.

Method

This paper presents evaluations of translations of this test in six different languages based on representative samples from the relevant countries. The goal was to identify items from the MSCEIT-ME that show different response patterns across countries using indices of discrepancy and content validity criteria. An international version of the MSCEIT-ME scoring was developed that excludes items that showed undesirable properties across countries.

Results

We then confirmed that this new version had better performance (i.e. less discrepancy across regions) in international samples than the version based on the original norms. Additionally, it provides scores that are comparable to ratings based on local norms.

Conclusions

This paper shows that it is possible to adapt complex social cognitive tasks so they can provide valid data across different cultural contexts.

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Corresponding author

*Address for corresponding author: M. F. Green, Ph.D., UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, 760 Westwood Plaza, 27-462, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA. (Email: mgreen@ucla.edu)

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