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Vladimir Takšić

Vladimir Takšić
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka, Croatia · Psychology

PhD
I am lecturing Psychometric at University of Koper, Slovenia.

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Introduction
Working on the construction and validation of emotional intelligence instruments (trait & ability) in cross-cultural settings.
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September 1998 - December 2020
University of Rijeka
Position
  • Professor Emeritus
September 1982 - February 1999
University of Zadar
Position
  • Research Assistant

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Publications (71)
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U radu su prikazane neke od najčešćee korištenih statističkih tehnika provjere kroskulturalnih razlika i sličnosti, odnosno ekvivalentnosti mjernih instrumenata. Uzorak je činilo 4327 studenta (3045 ženskog i 1282 muškog spola) iz 11 zemalja s c􀃦etiri kontinenta: Hrvatske, Finske, Švedske, Slovenije, Španjolske, Srbije, Japana, Kine, Indije, Argent...
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Posljednjih godina raste broj stručnjaka na polju školske psihologije koji, uz akademsko postignuće, naglašavaju važnost razvoja djetetovih socijalnih i emocionalnih vještina kroz školovanje. Rezultati istraživanja idu u prilog tvrdnjama da se socijalne i emocionalne kompetencije mogu naučiti kroz programe integrirane u školski kurikulum (tzv. soci...
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This article discusses the adaptation and cross-cultural validation of the Vocabulary of Emotions Test (VET) in the Portuguese and Croatian contexts, an Emotional Intelligence ability measure with 35 items, which assesses individual's ability to understand emotion. Based on Mayer and Salovey's (1997) theoretical framework of emotional intelligence,...
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The present study described development of a Japanese version of the Emotional Skills and Competence Questionnaire and examined the relations of scores with those on Big Five scales of personality and self-esteem scales. The participants were 615 undergraduates. Factor analysis led to the shortened version of 24 items in three subscales. Although C...
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Cognitive impairment impinges significantly on the quality of life. Previous research revealed that anaemia can have a major influence on cognitive functioningt. The article is a correlational study examining the relationship between anaemia levels and cognitive functioning in adult patients. Sixty-one patients (both inpatients and outpatients), am...
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Emotional Literacy (EL) is a well-designed, field-tested curriculum that enhances social, emotional, and academic learning. A total of 565 students, 53% female, from 17 elementary schools, participated in the study. Approximately half of the students participated in the eight-week-long EL program, while the other half was in control conditions. Bot...
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HISTORICAL OVERVIEW OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE EI CONSTRUCT IN CROATIA The study of the emotional intelligence (EI) construct in Croatia has a long history that started in 1994 with the doctoral dissertation of Vladimir Takšić for whom Drs. Jack D. Mayer and Peter Salovey provided assistance for the collected literature and proposal. Since EI was a...
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The sample consisted of 171 elite and 169 non-elite athletes. linear regression analysis was used to test the prognostic role of emotional competence on stress coping strategies, and hierarchical regression analysis was used to test the moderating role of performance in the relationship between emotional competence and coping strategies. The result...
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The Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Emotional Competence Questionnaire (IIECQ) was developed from the Emotional Skills and Competence Questionnaire, addressing some of its content issues. Measurement invariance of the two-factor IIECQ model (interpersonal and intrapersonal emotional competence factors) was examined across countries and gender group...
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In this paper, we discuss problems of comparing two European cultures in a study of emotional intelligence by relying on traditional back translation of the questionnaire and the scales used in the study (Holmström, Molander, & Takšić, 2008; Molander, Holmström, & Takšić, 2009, 2011). We compared Croatian and Swedish university students in using Th...
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A growing body of research focuses on the concept and assessment of emotional competence due to the positive impact on positive youth development such as well-being. The Emotional Skills and Competences Questionnaire (ESCQ) has shown good psychometric properties in a cross-cultural setting. This study provides further evidence of the factorial stru...
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Simultanously a very popular and methodologically controversial construct of emotional intelligence has been associated with a plethora of relevant external variables of psychological functioning in various life domains. Although there are theoretical considerations linking sport participation and emotional intelligence, the lack of research on the...
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When translating and adapting psychological measures in different countries, besides the problem of language translations, there are several other problems a researcher has to be aware of, since there are some common methodological problems that all cross-cultural studies share. The Emotional Skills and Competence Questionnaire (ESCQ; Takšić 1998)...
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Investigations in Yugoslavia show that young people in the last decade were losing their utopian visions of socialosm more conspicuously than before. Their distrust in the leading role of the communist party can be seen in the processes of political pluralism in the whole country. Therefore, the most important results of the investigations in the e...
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The aim of the investigation was to examine the stress in the period before and after the action connected to catapulting of the pilot's seat. Stress situation invoked the activation of the autonomous nervous system which was manifested in subjects' pulse rate. The subjects were the candidates for military pilots. The investigation was conducted on...
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The paper deals with the results of an investigation which aim was to find out whether there is any correlation between the hypertonic changes on the eye retina (changes in the blood vessels) and the reaction time in different situations of varying stimulus complexity. The assessment to hypertonic changes was done on 58 subjects by an ophtalmologis...
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This investigation was set to test the connection between the diastolic blood pressure and the age of the informants to the time which was needed to register situations of different complexity. The sample of 110 males was divided into two age groups and it was further divided into four groups according to the intensity of diabolic blood pressure. T...
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Yugoslav agrammatic aphasics and normal control subjects were tested for comprehension of agent-object relations in a series of simple Serbo-Croatian sentences consisting of two nouns and a transactive action verb. The availability of nominative and accusative case inflections and a semantic contrast was systematically varied across sentences. Sent...
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The article presents the first results of the application of the AFS anxiety scale devised by Wieczerkowski and associates (1973) which was constructed on the model of scales for examining anxiety amongst children such as MAS, CMAS and TASC. The AFS scale examines the anxiety of children between the ages of 9 and 16 regarding three basic aspects of...
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The aim of the research was to establish what were the strategies of coping with stress used by Croatian soldiers during the latest war and to what degree were anxiety, the subjective estimate of threat and some forms of exposure to war reliable predictors of the use these strategies. The research was carries out on 112 Croatian soldiers, between 1...
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Endler’s original multidimensional scales of anxiety (EMAS) represent measurements of multidimensional trait anxiety and the perception of the situation on the basis of self-description. The scales were developed in accordance with the interactive model of anxiety which presupposes that multidimensional trait anxiety determines individual differenc...
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The aim of this study was to find out if there were any interactive effect between the situational factors (four levels of competitiveness) and the subjects’ Intelligence on the style of responding on personality questionnaires (EPQ and ANSIE),The four levels of competitiveness were manipulated in the real-life faculty entrance exam situation.The r...
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Variables related to life satisfaction and (psychological distress in the elderly were studied.The sample consisted of 158 persons over 60 years of age, who were not institutionalized. Questionnaires that measured sociodamo- graphic characteristics, life satisfaction and psychic and somatic complaints were administered.The findings, based on correl...
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When translating and adapting psychological measures in different countries, besides the problem of language translations, there are several other problems a researcher has to be aware of, since there are some common methodological problems that all cross-cultural studies share. The Emotional Skills and Competence Questionnaire (ESCQ; Takšić 1998)...
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Cilj ovoga istraživanja bio je ispitati potencijalne prediktore vršnjačkoga nasilja i vršnjačke viktimizacije. Uz kontrolu demografskih varijabli (rod, dob) cilj je bio provjeriti koliko dobro emocionalna inteligencija predviđa pojavu vršnjačkoga nasilje i vršnjačke viktimizacije. U tu su svrhu na uzorku od 176 učenika od petoga do osmoga razreda o...
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This study examined the contribution of different motor and psychological variables in school achievement and psychological well-being in young judokas. Data were collected from 110 participants of the program "Judo in schools" from Zagreb and Rijeka. There were 79 boys and 31 girls with mean age of 12.82 years (SD 1.42). Two separate dimensions on...
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Intergenerational transmission of memory is a process by which biographical knowledge contributes to the construction of collective memory (representation of a shared past). We investigated the intergenerational transmission of war-related memories and social-distance attitudes in second-generation post-war Croatians. We compared 2 groups of young...
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Emotional intelligence (EI) and its measures have been widespread across several countries and cultures and the need for valid and robust measures that could expand research on international settings is on the current agenda. This study aimed to assess the measurement invariance of a widely used self-report EI measure, Emotional Skills and Competen...
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The main goal of our research was to investigate whether the ability of emotional understanding can predict students’ school achievement over and above fluid intelligence and the Big Five personality factors. A sample of 493 pupils (45% girls) participated in this study (Mage = 12.61, SD = 1.12). According to our results, girls were slightly better...
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Program cjeloživotnog učenja „Socio-emocionalne kompetencije u promociji zdravlja u školskom okruženju“ akreditiran je kao program cjeloživotnog učenja u sklopu provedbe projekta „Cjelovit pristup liječenju te socijalnoj i ekonomskoj reintegraciji ovisnika o drogama – CLOUD“ sufinanciran iz Instrumenta pretpristupne pomoći u okviru Operativnoga pro...
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Sažetak Rad predstavlja multidisciplinarno razmatranje problema smanjenog tjelesnog kretanja i njegovih posljedica za zdravlje stanovništva. Raspravlja se o uzrocima koji dovode do marginaliziranja tjelesnog vježbanja u cilju postizanja optimalnog zdravstvenog statusa, kako u sustavu školstva i akademskog obrazovanja, tako i u provođenju slobodnog...
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The article presents a multidisciplinary perspective on the problem of diminishing physical activity and its impact on the health in the overall population. We discuss possible reasons for apparent marginalization of the physical education and practice in the educational system and popular culture rituals, and present an emergent holistic approach...
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Mnoga istraživanja povezuju judo s razvojem samopouzdanja i samokontrole (Lamarre, Nosanchuk, 1999; Reynes, Lóránt 2002; Imada, Matsumoto, 2004) te kao aktivnost kojom se stječu pozitivna iskustva koja doprinose pravilnom antropološkom razvoju mladih osoba. Načela juda ne oslanjaju se na uporabu sile, već na učenje suočavanja s problemima na smiren...
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Određenje, naziv i prva istraživanja emocionalne inteligencije vezana su uz imena Saloveya i Mayera provedena devedesetih godina prošlog stoljeća. Emocionalnu inteligenciju su odredili kao skup sposobnosti koje bi trebale doprinijeti točnijoj procjeni i izražavanju svojih emocija, kao i procjeni tuđih emocija i njihovoj upotrebi u motiviranju, plan...
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This article discusses the cross-cultural validation of the Emotional Skills and Competence Questionnaire (ESCQ), which consists of 45 items divided into three subscales - (i) perceiving and understanding emotion (PU), (ii) expressing and labelling emotion (EL), and (iii) managing and regulating emotion (MR) - and is classified as a “trait emotiona...
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In a study of the Emotional Skills and Competence Questionnaire instrument (ESCQ; Takšić, 1998) three samples of university students from Balkan countries (Croatia, Serbia, and Slovenia) were contrasted with two samples of university students from Nordic countries (Finland and Sweden). In total, 1978 students participated. Effects of country and ge...
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Report from 3rd International Congress in Emotional Intelligence
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One of the main questions in ability-based emotional intelligence tests is the problem of the correct answer. Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence TEST (MSCEIT - Mayer, Salovey, Caruso, Sitarenius, 2003) is a first attempt in measurement of emotional intelligence as ability with correct answer. A 121 high school students and 132 supervisors,...
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Recent research on emotion recognition ability (ERA) suggests that the capacity to process emotional information may differ for disparate emotions. However, little research has examined whether this findings holds for emotional understanding and emotion management, as well as emotion recognition. Moreover, little research has examined whether the a...
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Anemia is commonly present in hematology and oncology patients and influence significantly their quality of life. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of anemia and malignant disease on cognitive functions in hematology-oncology patients. Four hundred patients were evaluated for cognitive functions and hemoglobin levels before and after...
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Studies of emotional intelligence (EI) initially appeared in academic journals in the early 1990s. The majority of studies on emotional intelligence have relied on self-ratings. In spite of the critics of self-report scales, there are a large number of self-report measures of EI present in recent literature. The main aim of this paper is to present...
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With mobile phones growing ever more powerful in their scope, availability, power, applications, usability and pure enjoyment, and with the popularity of mobile games applications, mobile game-based learning is an emerging field. Some research findings state that mobile games offer considerable potential for supporting social-constructivist learnin...
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The aim of the study was to examine the relationship between trait emotional intelligence (EI) and the Big Five factors of personality in two samples of Croatian and Slovenian university stu-dents. If EI is to be of significant value, it must measure something unique and distinct from standard personality traits. The Croatian sample consisted of 25...
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During the last decade, a growing number of educational psychology experts, along with academic performance, stress the importance of developing the child's social and emotional skills through schooling. Research indicates that social and emotional competencies can be learned through school-based curriculum activities (Social and Emotional Learning...
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Young adults in the United States, Croatia, and China described personal episodes of times when they felt especially good or bad about themselves. These self-esteem memories were either recent (episodes that occurred during the previous 4 weeks) or remote (episodes that occurred between the ages of 10 and 15). Systematic content differences between...
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During the past fifteen years emotional intelligence (El) raised much interest in psychological research. The name, definition and first research of emotional intelligence are connected with two psychologists, John Mayer and Peter Salovey. They have been slowly and systematically developing models and instruments for El appraisal. Measurement of in...
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320 Croatian female students (M=20.4 yr.) were recruited to examine the validity and reliability of figural scales using different numbers of stimuli (3, 5, 7, and 9) and different serial presentation (serial and nonserial order). A two-way analysis of variance (4 numbers x 2 orders of stimuli) was performed on ratings of current self-size and idea...
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Mood can be defined as a diffuse affective state, most frequently experienced as change in subjective status. It is usually low in intensity and longer in duration (Russell, 2003). Although there is consensus among authors that the best way to measure mood is by self-report measures (O′Connor, 2004), researchers still disagree on a number of differ...
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One important aspect of emotional intelligence is the ability to perceive the emotional qualities in a variety of stimuli. The aim of this study was to examine the possibility to measure the ability of perceiving emotions and moods in art. Sixty pastel paintings were selected and estimated on 151 descriptors of affective states. A factor analysis b...
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Sveuþilište u Rijeci, Filozofski fakultet, Odsjek za psihologiju Osnovni cilj rada bio je provjeriti faktorsku valjanost preliminarne verzije Upitnika emocionalne regulacije i kontrole (ERIK; Takšiü, 1998; Takšiü, 2000). Na razliþitim uzorcima ispitanika (po-dijeljenih prema spolu i obrazovanju) konfirmatornom faktorskom analizom testirani su razli...
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Smoking in Croatia was investigated by means of a questionnaire. It involved 1034 respondents of gender, education level and the age group 12 to 88 years. The emphasis of the investigation was on to which the Croatian population was aware of the pharmaceutical products available for smoking cessation programs. The responses were subjected to statis...
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Emotional intelligence is commonly defined as the set of abilities to process emotion-laden information competently. A series of studies were undertaken in an attempt to determine the adaptive role of emotional intelligence, and its influence on positive outcomes in various situations. Using model of emotional intelligence (Mayer & Salovey, 1997),...
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Emotional intelligence is commonly defined as the set of abilities to process emotion-laden information competently. A series of studies were undertaken in an attempt to determine the adaptive role of emotional intelligence, and its influence on positive outcomes in various situations. Using model of emotional intelligence (Mayer & Salovey, 1997),...
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Terijsko ishodište i modeli emocionalne inteligencije 1 Emocionalna inteligencija je najnoviji pojam u obitelji "inteligencija", a u psihološkoj literaturi se pojavio na samom početku devedesetih godina, i to u malo-pomalo razvijali koncept, na način (uglavnom teorijski, ali u novije vrijeme i empirijski) postavljanja i provjeravanja pojedinih dije...
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This study investigates the effects of job redesign efforts in a sewing machine factory on job satisfaction, sickness absence, turnover, and quality of output. Two types of assembly lines were compared: “old” lines that include machine-paced, monotonous and highly specific work and “new” lines with wider variety of tasks, determination of work spac...
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During the past fifteen years emotional intelligence (EI) raised much interest in psychological research. The name, definition and first research of emotional intelligence are connected with two psychologists, John Mayer and Peter Salovey. They have been slowly and systematically developing models and instruments for EI appraisal. Measurement of in...

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Editing the Special Issue entitled “Emotional Intelligence, Cognitive Development and Mental Health in Children and Adolescents” for International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) (ISSN 1660-4601).
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In this study, we are interested in the role of emotional intelligence for hedonic and eudaimonic well-being in the context of different cultures. Competencies regarding perception, understanding, and regulation of emotions have an important impact on well-being (Sánchez-Álvarez et al., 2016), but their role as a mediator between the self-construal (defined by culture`s values) and well-being is not fully determined yet.