Skip to content

Individual differences in dispositional expressiveness: development and validation of the Emotional Expressivity Scale.

by Ann M Kring, David A Smith, John M Neale
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology ()
Get full text at journal


Although emotional expressivity figures prominently in several theories of psychological and physi- cal functioning, limitations of currently available measurement techniques impede precise and eco- nomical testing of these theories. The 17-item Emotional Expressivity Scale (EES) was designed as a self-report measure of the extent to which people outwardly display their emotions. Reliability stud- ies showed the EES to be an internally consistent and stable individual-difference measure. Valida- tional studies established initial convergent and discriminant validities, a moderate relationship be- tween self-rated and other-rated expression, and correspondence between self-report and laboratory- measured expressiveness using both college student and community populations. The potential for the EES to promote and integrate findings across diverse areas of research is discussed.

Cite this document (BETA)

Authors on Mendeley

Readership Statistics

141 Readers on Mendeley
by Discipline
71% Psychology
14% Business, Management and Accounting
4% Social Sciences
by Academic Status
32% Student > Ph. D. Student
14% Student > Master
13% Researcher
by Country
7% United States
1% Australia
1% Canada

Sign up today - FREE

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research. Learn more

  • All your research in one place
  • Add and import papers easily
  • Access it anywhere, anytime

Start using Mendeley in seconds!

Sign up & Download

Already have an account? Sign in