Exploring the Relationship of Emotional Intelligence with Mental Health among Early Adolescents

Jafar Shabani, Siti Aishah Hassan, Aminah Ahmad, Maznah Baba
2010 International Journal of Psychological Studies  
This study investigates the link of emotional intelligence (EI), with mental health scales and sub-scales (somatic symptom, anxiety, social dysfunction and depression) in Iranian high schools students. The data was made up of 247 high school students of 8 schools (124 Boy and 123 Girl). The research design was a quantitative and tests of alternative hypotheses. This study utilized General Health Questionnaire (GHQ) to measure mental health scales and sub-scales and Emotional Quotient Inventory,
more » ... Quotient Inventory, Youth Version (EQ-I YV) to assess emotional intelligence. Data analysis included frequencies, percentages, means scores, Pearson's correlation and, simple regression analysis. The results of this study support the hypothesis that is a significant relationship of emotional intelligence with mental health scales and sub-scales scores. In addition, this study revealed that mental health scales and sub-scales scores influences by emotional intelligence.
doi:10.5539/ijps.v2n2p209 fatcat:xxzncjy24vcbzlfsatvl6fhcxe