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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 2
First page : ( 145) Last page : ( 150)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2018.00034.0

Emotional intelligence and wellbeing among adolescents

Mrs. Lekshmi MS1,*, Dr. Sreeja I2,**, Mrs. Premini S3,***

1Devi Bhavan, Theviyode, Maruthamala PO, 695551, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

2Professor and Head, Department of Mental Health Nursing, College of Nursing, Ananthapuri Hospitals and Research Institute, Chackai, Trivandrum, 695004, India

3Associate Professor, Community Health Nursing, College of Nursing, Ananthapuri Hospitals and Research Institute, Chackai, Trivandrum, 695004, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: lekshmi.ms8@gmail.com

**sreeja009@rediffmail.com

***preminirajeev@gmail.com

Online published on 21 August, 2018.

Abstract

Background/Objective

Adolescents of present world are suffering from emotional and behavioral problems. Community studies on emotional/behavioral disorders in children and adolescents conducted in India have yielded disparate point prevalence estimate of 2.6% to 35.6%. This study was intended to assess the emotional intelligence and wellbeing among adolescents. The objectives of the present study were to assess the emotional intelligence among adolescents, assess the wellbeing among adolescents and to determine the relationship between emotional intelligence and wellbeing among adolescents.

Methods

The research approach was quantitative and research design was descriptive. Sample consisted of 220 high school students of Thiruvananthapuram Corporation and sampling technique used was multistage sampling. Tool used for the study were Schutte emotional intelligence scale to assess the emotional intelligence and Warwick Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale to assess wellbeing among adolescents. Data were collected by self report.

Results and conclusion

Result revealed that the emotional intelligence among adolescents was 77.1% of the maximum score (165) and the mean score of emotional intelligence among adolescents was 127.3 (SD=13.40). Out of the total adolescents, 68.2% were found to have average wellbeing and 1.8% were found to have very low wellbeing. There was statistically significant positive correlation (r=0.571, p<0.01) between emotional intelligence and wellbeing. This study provides an insight about relationship between emotional intelligence and wellbeing among adolescents. High emotional intelligence improves the wellbeing of adolescents which in turn help them to achieve success in life.

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Keywords

Emotional intelligence, wellbeing, adolescents.

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