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The Emo­tional Skills Assess­ment Process® (ESAP®) pro­vides a pos­i­tive assess­ment of per­sonal emo­tional skills essen­tial to aca­d­e­mic suc­cess and  career excel­lence.  The ESAP® is not a diag­nos­tic tool.  It is a resource for pos­i­tive self-exploration and per­son­ally mean­ing­ful devel­op­ment.  When used by car­ing train­ers, instruc­tors, and pro­fes­sors who model emo­tional intel­li­gence (EI) them­selves, the ESAP® fos­ters a healthy self-awareness and pro­vides a base­line for devel­op­ing, strength­en­ing, and enhanc­ing impor­tant life skills often over­looked in curricula.



Pro­vides a per­sonal pro­file of 10 EI skills for iden­ti­fy­ing skills to develop, strengthen, enhance; 3 prob­lem indi­ca­tors iden­tify low, nor­mal, and high lev­els; and includes def­i­n­i­tions for learn­ing about EI skills.  Com­bine with other resources (AWAKE Daily EI Jour­nal©, Emo­tional Intel­li­gence: Achiev­ing Aca­d­e­mic and Career Excel­lence in Work and Life©, Extended Pro­file Report©) to increase depth and breadth of learn­ing experiences.

The 4 Dimen­sions and 13 Skills Mea­sured by ESAP®

I.  Inter­per­sonal Dimension

  • Assertive Com­mu­ni­ca­tion
  • Anx­i­ety Man­age­ment and Control *
  • Anger Man­age­ment and Control *

II. Self-Management Dimension

  • Time Man­age­ment (Self Man­age­ment Related to Time)
  • Drive Strength (Action Goal Setting)
  • Com­mit­ment Ethic (Per­sonal Responsibility)
  • Pos­i­tive Change Orientation*

III.  Lead­er­ship Dimension

  • Com­fort (Social Awareness)
  • Empa­thy
  • Deci­sion Making
  • Pos­i­tive Influ­ence (Per­sonal Leadership)

IV. Intrap­er­sonal Dimension

  • Stress Man­age­ment (Emo­tional Self-Control)
  • Self-Esteem (Accu­rate Self-knowledge and Value)

* Assessed as prob­lem­atic areas.

Psy­cho­me­t­ric Properties

  • Skills pos­i­tively related with con­struc­tive thinking.
  • Strengths in key areas pos­i­tively related to aca­d­e­mic success.
  • Inter­nal reli­a­bil­ity:  a = 0.91.
  • 3-Point Lik­ert response format.
  • Read­ing Level Items: Grade 7
  • Read­ing Level Instruc­tions: Grade 7
  • Sec­tion Intro­duc­tions: Grade 11–12

Down­load ESAP Inter­ven­tion and Inter­pre­ta­tion Guide

Explore EI skills for Col­lege Suc­cess,  devel­op­men­tal edu­ca­tion courses,  foun­da­tion courses,  advis­ing,  men­tor­ing for per­sonal and pro­fes­sional growth, coun­sel­ing and skill devel­op­ment, stu­dent sup­port pro­grams,  teacher prepa­ra­tion pro­grams, grad­u­ate and doc­toral courses in all fields.  Cre­ate pos­i­tive, learner-centered envi­ron­ment in any pro­gram.
Best Prac­tice Examples

Schools and indi­vid­ual instruc­tors embed the ESAP® and related resources to improve stu­dent suc­cess (Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Air Uni­ver­sity, South Texas Col­lege, Galve­ston Col­lege, and many oth­ers).  Based on the ESAP® model of stu­dent engage­ment, Galve­ston Col­lege embed­ded EI as one of three prin­ci­ples for insti­tu­tional suc­cess in its 2005 Qual­ity Enhance­ment Plan (QEP).   McLen­nan Com­mu­nity Col­lege uses the ESAP® dimen­sions to help define their QEP – Learn­ing Envi­ron­ment Adapt­abil­ity Project (LEAP).


For edu­ca­tion pro­fes­sion­als and insti­tu­tions, the edu­ca­tion ver­sion of the ESAP® is avail­able both online and by paper and pencil.

The cost for online edu­ca­tion ver­sion when man­aged by the insti­tu­tion is $5.00 each.  The edu­ca­tion ESAP will only be sold to a qual­i­fied project man­agers who have worked with EILS to com­plete our emo­tional intel­li­gence cer­ti­fi­ca­tion process.  When instru­ments are man­aged by a third-party PM, the pur­chas­ing orga­ni­za­tion should expect to pay a sep­a­rate man­age­ment fee approx­i­mately equal that of the pur­chase price of the instrument.

We encour­age every­one who uses our assess­ment prod­ucts to attend one or more of our EI Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion Work­shops for in-depth learn­ing about the trans­for­ma­tive model of EI.  As part of the cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, a com­pli­men­tary insti­tu­tional pro­gram man­ager (PM) account is offered for online access and con­trol of pur­chased instru­ments.  As indi­cated in the pre­vi­ous para­graph, for insti­tu­tions who pre­fer we man­age the instru­ment and process for them, we charge an addi­tional $5.00 per instru­ment for low-medium vol­ume requirements.

Paper and pen­cil copies may be pur­chased for $5.00 plus print­ing, shipping/handling, and sales tax (if applic­a­ble). Print­ing costs vary depend­ing on quan­tity.  EILS offers a dis­count of $1.00 per instru­ment ($4.00 each) is given for orders exceed­ing 1,000 units.

The edu­ca­tion ESAP® is pur­chased by con­tact­ing us.
Once pur­chased, the online ESAP® is man­aged and accessed by vis­it­ing http://www.doesap.com.

For more infor­ma­tion, please con­tact us.