Frequency of positive affect as a possible mediator between perceived emotional intelligence and life satisfaction

This study examined the incremental validity of Perceived Emotional Intelligence (PEI) as measured by the Trait Meta-Mood Scale on the prediction of life satisfaction after controlling for personality and affect, which are known to be related to well-being, among Spanish students. The results show the necessity of controlling for positive and negative affect independently and differentiating between intensity and frequency of affect when evaluating the incremental validity of PEI in the prediction of life satisfaction.

Palomera, R., & Brackett, M. A. (2006). Frequency of positive affect as a possible mediator between perceived emotional intelligence and life satisfaction. Ansiedad y Estres, 12, 231-239.