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Reliability and Validity of the Tromso Social Intelligence Scale (TSIS)

DOI: 10.4236/ape.2023.131006, PP. 53-65

Keywords: Physical Education, Reliability, Scale, Social Intelligence, Validity

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Objective: Develop and test the psychometric properties of an Arabic-language?version of Tromso Social Intelligence Scale (TSIS). Method: A total of 807 physical education students at Kef-Higher Tunisia’s Institute of Physical Education and Sports with Mean age were 21.43 ±1.79 participated in this study. Females (n=414)outnumbered men (n=397). Subjects were divided into exploratory and confirmatory groups and completed an adapted version of the Tromso Social Intelligence Scale (TSIS). Results: Principal component extraction results show three interpretable components. KMO indices and Bartlett tests confirm all components are suitable for analysis. The solution explained much of the variance. In addition, confirmatory factor analysis indicates acceptable index adjustment and factorial tool stability. The calculations of the internal consistency index for the three factors of the measurement scale demonstrate the good reliability of the instrument. Finally, according to the Fornell-Larcker criterion, the designed Arabic version has good convergent and discriminant validity. Conclusion: The Arabic version of the Tromso Social Intelligence Scale (TSIS) is a reliable and valid version and can be used to assess social intelligence in Tunisia and other Arab countries.

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