Volume : 4, Issue : 4, AUG 2020

EFFECT OF RESIDENTIAL BACKGROUND AND GENDER ON EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE OF THE ADOLESCENT

Anupam Lata

Abstract

The present paper is based on the study that describes the impact of residential background and gender on the emotional intelligence of the adolescents. Emotional Intelligence is defined as a learned ability to identify, experience, understand, and express human emotions in healthy and productive ways (Low et al., 2004).It plays a crucial role in the development of self –construal of the adolescents. Emotional intelligence is the ability to monitor one’s own and other’s feeling and emotions to discriminate among them and to use this information to guide one’s thinking and actions (Solovey and Mayer 1990). Standard tools were used to measure emotional intelligence and self-construal of the respective participants. The data were analyses with the help of Mean, Standard Deviation, ANOVA and Interco relation. Relationship between residential background, gender and emotional intelligence were examined. Result indicated that emotional intelligence was positively related with gender and residential background. Results are discussed in the light of importance of emotional intelligence.

Keywords

Emotional intelligence and self-construal.

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