Trait emotional intelligence facilitates responses to a social gambling task

Nils-Torge Telle, Carl Senior, Michael Butler

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The present study examines facilitative effects of trait emotional intelligence on decision making in a socially moderated, financial context. One hundred participants completed the trait emotional intelligence questionnaire and a computerised gambling card game, designed to simulate financial decision making. The results show that participants scoring high on the sociability factors made significantly better decisions in certain card game conditions compared to lower scoring counterparts. Results are discussed in light of dual-process theories.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)523-526
Number of pages4
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Issue number4
Early online date30 Nov 2010
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011


  • trait emotional intelligence
  • dual-process theories
  • decision making behaviour


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