Preliminary Validation of the Scale of Emotional Functioning for Educators (PO055)

  • PMD: 6,10
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 6: Recent Developments in Assessment and Research
  • Live Chat:
    Wednesday, February 24, 2021
    4:15 PM–5:00 PM
    (Posters available on demand at any time during the convention week and for sixty days thereafter.)

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. understand the relationship between emotional intelligence and related factors such as educator burnout.
  2. learn about the development of the Scale of Emotional Functioning: Educators (SEF:ED).
  3. understand related constructs of the SEF:ED.


Preliminary validation of the Scale of Emotional Functioning for Educators (SEF:ED) was informed by factor and item analyses from 97 inservice educators. As anticipated, three defensible factors emerged: emotional awareness, emotional management, and interpersonal relationships, with 10 items each and split-half reliabilities of .86, .71, and .80, respectively. Attendees will learn about the development of the SEF:ED and how EI is related to other variables of interest, such as burnout, years employed, etc.



Bonne M. Codalata, University of Tennessee
Lezli Anderson, University of Tennessee
R. Steve McCallum, University of Tennessee
Michelle L. Fast, University of Tennessee


Rachel Gustafson

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