The WLEIS was originally designed in East Asia and in last years has been translated into several languages, including Portuguese (Carvalho, Guerrero, Chambel, & Gonzalez-Rico, 2016), Moroccan Arabic (El Ghoudani, Pulido-Martos, & Lopez-Zafra, 2018), Italian (Iliceto & Fino, 2017), Chinese (Kong, 2017), Korean (Fukuda, Saklofske, Tamaoka, & Lim 2012) and Japanese (Fukuda et al., 2011).
In our opinion, there are some theoretical and empirical reasons for selecting the WLEIS to being validated in Spanish context.
Wong and Law Emotional Intelligence Scale (16 items) - Wong and Law (2002)
A pesar de que estos instrumentos son ampliamente usados en la literatura cientifica, el uso combinado con las nuevas medidas de IE de habilidad basadas en criterios de ejecucion incrementaria nuestro conocimiento, mas alla de lo que permite el instrumento WLEIS
, no solo para entender el efecto independiente o de interaccion entre la IE percibida y la IE como habilidad, sino permitiendo proporcionar informacion para proximas intervenciones profesionales centradas en como el conocimiento emocional, la auto-eficacia emocional y las habilidades emocionales ayudan a reducir las consecuencias negativas de la cibervictimizacion.
Wong and Law Emotional Intelligence Scale (WLEIS
; Wong and Law, 2002)  measures adolescents' emotional intelligence.
EI and career decision making were operationalized through Wong and Law Emotional Intelligence Scale (WLEIS
; Wong and Law, 2002), and Career Decision Profile (CDP; Jones and Lohmann, 1998) respectively.
The validity of the instruments was sought by distributing the draft copies of the questionnaires (WLEIS
and NHCT) to experts in item construction for their criticism and suggestions.
Wong and Law (2002) developed the Wong and Law EI Scale (WLEIS
), a self-report EI instrument that was demonstrated to have good validity and utility in studies conducted in mainland China and Hong Kong (Law, Wong, Huang, & Li, 2008).
Also recently, Pena and Extremera (in press) analyzed, using Wong and Law's instrument (WLEIS
, 2002), the impact of EI on the burnout dimensions and engagement in primary school teachers.
The Wong and Law Emotional Intelligence Scale (WLEIS
; Wong & Law, 2002)) predicts the validity of an individual's job performance and job satisfaction (Law, Wong, & Song, 2004), and so far it has been found to be the most valid and reliable tool for the self assessment of EI (Wong, Law, & Wing, 2004).
Emotional intelligence EI was measured on an EI scale labeled the Wong and Law EI scale (WLEIS
; Law, Wong, & Song, 2004).
Trait EI was measured by means of a 16-item emotional scale developed by Wong and Law (2002) (WLEIS
) and based on the model developed by Mayer and Salovey (1997).