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LOPEZ-LOPEZ, Verónica; LAGOS SAN MARTIN, Nelly Gromiria  and  HIDALGO ORTIZ, Juan Pablo. Validation of the inventory of emotional competencies for Adults (ICEA). Educación [online]. 2022, vol.46, n.2, pp.84-99. ISSN 2215-2644.

This article presents the psychometric properties of the Inventory of Emotional Competencies for Adults (ICEA) based on the Pentagonal Model. The ICEA is a 23-item instrument representing five dimensions: emotional awareness, emotional regulation, emotional autonomy, social competencies, and competencies for life and well-being. The data for the analysis comes from a sample of 432 Chilean adults between the ages of 17 and 61. Exploratory factor analysis with varimax rotation shows a good factorial correlation. The variance explained corresponds to 66% accumulated. The reliability measured in Cronbach's alpha is 0.892, and it also has adequate internal validity for psychometrically measuring emotional competencies Therefore, it is possible to indicate that the ICEA contributes to initiating, guiding, and finalizing processes of emotional education with higher-level students.

Keywords : Emotional Education; Emotional Development; Inventories; Factor Analysis; Validation of the Inventory of Emotional Competencies for Adults (ICEA).

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