Emotional Intelligence, Depression and Psychological Adjustment among University Students in the Sultanate of Oman

Suad M. A. Sulaiman


The study aimed to investigate the relationship between emotional intelligence (EI), depression and
psychological adjustment in relation to gender among Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) students. The study
sample consisted of 323 students all of whom have completed answering the EI inventory, Beck’s list for
depression and the psychological adjustment interment. In addition, T-test were conducted to detect the
differences between males and females regarding emotional intelligence means (high, low) upon the means of
depression and adjustment. The research showed a high level of EI among SQU students; a higher EI average for
female students compared to males; a negative correlation between EI and depressive symptoms and a positive
correlation between EI and psychological adjustment.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5539/ijps.v5n3p169

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