Emotional intelligence and self-concept in people with and without failure in love

Gholamali Sanamnejad, Ghasem Pashavi, Mohsen Oftadehal, Hossein Ostadhasanloo, Mohammad Khodayarifard, Khdijeh Aryan, Hojjatollah Farahani
2011 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Failure in love is part of life that many people may experience it. But, why can some people easily cope with it and come back to normal life but some people cannot? The aim of this research was to investigate emotional intelligence and self-concept in people with and without failure in love. For this reason, 41 participants with failure in love (26 women and 15 men) and 43 without failure in love participants (26 women and 17 men) were selected by Non-probability sampling methods and answered
more » ... thods and answered Baron's Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire and Roger's Self-Concept questionnaire. Using MANOVA, and in dependent T test, the data revealed that people with failure in love have lower level of emotional intelligence (p< 0/001) and lower level of selfconcept (p< 0/05) than people without failure in love and there was significant difference in self-actualization, reality testing, impulse control, problem solving, stress tolerance, happiness and flexibility ,component of emotional intelligence, between two groups. These results can be applied in diagnostic and therapeutic services for people with failure in love by psychologist and consultants.
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.10.280 fatcat:q7yntlbip5fn7e4piys6rckt2u