This book offers a unique perspective on Emotional Intelligence (EI) research in Eastern Europe, analyzing current trends in the research and application of EI in a region with a distinct socio-political history.

Bringing together leading researchers from seven countries, namely Bulgaria, Croatia, Lithuania, Serbia, Slovakia, Poland, and Russia, chapters within this edited volume present original research that illustrates both the etic and emic aspects of emotions, to discuss how EI research can address psychosocial challenges across different societies. Using a selection of cross-cultural frameworks for comparison, contributors to the volume make important developments to the field of EI research by instating a cultural and regional adaptation of EI theories. This includes considerations of EI from a collectivistic perspective as well as the relevance of creating psychological measurement tools that reflect and represent the cultural and linguistic nuances in the adaptive use of emotional information.     

Eastern European Perspectives on Emotional Intelligence will prove a valuable resource for academics, researchers, and students of cultural and social psychology, or particularly for those seeking to expand their conceptual understanding of EI.

chapter 1|16 pages

Emotional intelligence from an Eastern European perspective

ByLada Kaliská, John Pellitteri

part Part I|142 pages

Conceptual and measurement issues in emotional intelligence

chapter 2|37 pages

The Russian-language method of the “Emotional Intelligence Test”

ByElena A. Sergienko, Elena A. Khlevnaya, Julia P. Migun, Ekaterina I. Osipenko

chapter 3|32 pages

Research on ability and trait emotional intelligence in Serbia

Efforts to validate the constructs and latest insights into their relationships with demographic variables
ByAna Altaras Dimitrijević, Zorana Jolić Marjanović

chapter 4|15 pages

The history and current status of emotional intelligence in Croatia

ByVladimir Takšić, Tamara Mohorić, Ana Ćosić Pilepić

chapter 5|18 pages

The Slovak Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire for Adolescents

ByLada Kaliská, Eva Nábělková

chapter 6|19 pages

Trait emotional intelligence in the context of the multiple intelligence model in Slovakia

ByZuzana Heinzová, Lada Kaliská

chapter 7|19 pages

The emotional and social intelligence of Slovak managers

ByZuzana Birknerová, Lucia Zbihlejová, Miroslav Frankovský

part Part II|103 pages

Applications of emotional intelligence

chapter 8|22 pages

Emotional intelligence as a predictor of the career decision-making strategies of adolescents in Slovakia

ByĽubor Pilárik, Veronika Szatmár, Michaela Hegedűšová

chapter 9|14 pages

Trait emotional intelligence in the career decision-making process of Slovak adolescents

ByEva Sollárová, Lada Kaliská

chapter 11|14 pages

Emotional intelligence development in Lithuania

ByIrma Liubertiene

chapter 12|16 pages

Emotional intelligence in Poland

Developments in teachers’ emotional abilities
ByMarzena Martyniak, John Pellitteri

chapter 13|9 pages

Trait emotional intelligence in Bulgarian family relationships

ByAntonina Kardasheva

chapter 14|13 pages

Emotional intelligence from Eastern European perspectives

Summary, synthesis, and future challenges – conclusions
ByJohn Pellitteri, Lada Kaliská