Emotional Intelligence and Self Construal
The present paper is based on the study that describes the importance of emotional intelligence in 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). The concept of self-construal evolved from a comparison of western and Eastern conceptualizations of the self (Markus & Kitayama, 1991). In the present study effort were made to explore the impact of emotional inteeligence on self-construal of the children. To achieve this, data were obtained on 100 students of which 50 were girls and 50 were boys. Out of 50, 25 were local( Bhopali) & 25 were kashmiri girls and boys. Standard tools assessing emotional intelligence and self-construal were used in this study. Relationship between emotional intelligence and self-construal were examined. Result indicated that emotional intelligence was positively related with self-construal. Results are discussed in the light of importance of emotional intelligence.
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