Nine Layer Pyramid Model Questionnaire for Emotional Intelligence


  • Athanasios Drigas N.C.S.R. "DEMOKRIOS"
  • Chara Papoutsi N.C.S.R. "DEMOKRIOS"



emotional intelligence, measurement of emotional intelligence, nine-layer pyramid model, validity, reliability


Emotional intelligence is significant, and it is an integral key to successful intrapersonal and interpersonal relationships. High emotional intelligence strengthens individuals with additional abilities and skills necessary in personal and working life. This study aims to develop Nine Layer Pyramid Model Questionnaire, a reliable and valid measurement instrument of emotional intelligence, based on the theoretical nine-layer pyramid model of emotional intelligence which illustrates hierarchically the abilities and skills that people need to possess to reach the top of emotional intelligence. Models of emotional intelligence and literature on it were investigated, and tool with 81 items was developed. The question items were in full correlation with the levels of the pyramid model. Data were collected through self-reports from 520 teachers from primary and secondary school grade. Results via statistical analysis indicated that the scale is a reliable and valid instrument in measuring emotional intelligence and showing which level they have achieved better and at which level improvements are needed.

Author Biographies

Athanasios Drigas, N.C.S.R. "DEMOKRIOS"

Athanasios S. Drigas is a Research Director at N.C.S.R. “Demokritos”, ΙΙΤ - Net Media Lab & Mind- Brain R&D, Agia Paraskevi, 153 10, Athens, Greece (e-mail:

Chara Papoutsi, N.C.S.R. "DEMOKRIOS"

Chara Papoutsi is a research associate at N.C.S.R. “Demokritos”, ΙΙΤ- Net Media Lab & Mind - Brain R&D, Agia Paraskevi, 153 10, Athens, Greece




How to Cite

Drigas, A., & Papoutsi, C. (2021). Nine Layer Pyramid Model Questionnaire for Emotional Intelligence. International Journal of Online and Biomedical Engineering (iJOE), 17(07), pp. 123–142.