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Emotional Intelligence and Self-esteem among Young Adults from Single Parent Family and both Parent Family


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1 Department of Psychology, G.D.H.G. College, Moradabad, U.P., India
     

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Emotional intelligence is the ability to perceive emotions, to access and generate emotions so as to assist thought, to understand emotions and emotional knowledge and to promote emotional and intellectual growth. It is presumed that family structure plays very important role in developing high emotional intelligence and positive self esteem among young adults. Thus the aim of the present study is to find out the difference between young adults from single parent family and both parent family regarding their emotional intelligence and self esteem. In addition to find out how emotional intelligence helps in developing positive self esteem among these young adults. A sample of 100 young adults (50 from single parent family and 50 from both parent family) was taken from Moradabad district of U.P. Mangal emotional intelligence inventory (2009) and self esteem inventory by Prasaad and Thakur (1977) were used for measuring emotional intelligence and self esteem, respectively. The result elucidated that there is a significant difference between single parent and both parent young adult's emotional intelligence and self esteem. Further, adults from both parent families have high level of emotional intelligence and better self esteem in comparison to adults belonging to single parent family.

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Emotional Intelligence, Self-esteem,single Parent Family, Both Parent Family
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Kiran Sahu
Department of Psychology, G.D.H.G. College, Moradabad, U.P., India

Abstract


Emotional intelligence is the ability to perceive emotions, to access and generate emotions so as to assist thought, to understand emotions and emotional knowledge and to promote emotional and intellectual growth. It is presumed that family structure plays very important role in developing high emotional intelligence and positive self esteem among young adults. Thus the aim of the present study is to find out the difference between young adults from single parent family and both parent family regarding their emotional intelligence and self esteem. In addition to find out how emotional intelligence helps in developing positive self esteem among these young adults. A sample of 100 young adults (50 from single parent family and 50 from both parent family) was taken from Moradabad district of U.P. Mangal emotional intelligence inventory (2009) and self esteem inventory by Prasaad and Thakur (1977) were used for measuring emotional intelligence and self esteem, respectively. The result elucidated that there is a significant difference between single parent and both parent young adult's emotional intelligence and self esteem. Further, adults from both parent families have high level of emotional intelligence and better self esteem in comparison to adults belonging to single parent family.

Keywords


Emotional Intelligence, Self-esteem,single Parent Family, Both Parent Family



DOI: https://doi.org/10.15614/ijpp%2F2013%2Fv4i1%2F49919