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On the Genetic and Environmental Correlations between Trait Emotional Intelligence and Vocational Interest Factors

  • Julie Aitken Schermer (a1), Konstantinos V. Petrides (a2) and Philip A. Vernon (a3)

Abstract

The phenotypic (observed), genetic, and environmental correlations were examined in a sample of adult twins between the four factors and global score of the trait emotional intelligence questionnaire (TEIQue) and the seven vocational interest factors of the Jackson Career Explorer (JCE). Multiple significant correlations were found involving the work style vocational interest factor (consisting of job security, stamina, accountability, planfulness, and interpersonal confidence) and the social vocational interest factor (which included interests in the social sciences, personal services, teaching, social services, and elementary education), both of which correlated significantly with all of the TEIQue variables (well-being, self-control, emotionality, sociability, and global trait EI). Following bivariate genetic analyses, most of the significant phenotypic correlations were found to also have significant genetic correlations as well as significant non-shared (unique) environmental correlations.

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address for correspondence: J. A. Schermer, Management and Organizational Studies, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 5C2. E-mail: jharris@uwo.ca

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On the Genetic and Environmental Correlations between Trait Emotional Intelligence and Vocational Interest Factors

  • Julie Aitken Schermer (a1), Konstantinos V. Petrides (a2) and Philip A. Vernon (a3)

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