University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach
The Metaphors Test (Barchard, Hensley, Anderson, & Walker, 2013) is a new test of emotion perception in which test takers indicate the extent to which various emotions are conveyed by metaphors. In order for the Metaphors Test to be considered a valid test of emotion perception, it must have discriminant validity. The Five-Factor Model (McCrae & John, 1992), also known as the Big Five Model, is one of the most well-known frameworks for personality. Based upon theory and previous research, the Metaphors Test should have low correlations with the Big Five. Conscientiousness had a moderate correlation with the Metaphors Test. Agreeableness had a moderate-to-high correlation with the Metaphors Test. This might suggest that the proportion consensus scoring (of any attribute) is influenced by the tendency to care about what other people think. Future research on emotion perception might benefit from focusing on tests with veridical scoring keys, such as the new Measure of Emotional Connotations (Barchard, Kirsch, Anderson, Grob, & Anderson, 2012).
Big Five model; Emotional intelligence; Emotions; Personality
Psychology | Sociology
Erosa, D. N.
Evaluating the Discriminant Validity of the Metaphors Test.
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