Exploring the Relationship of Emotional Intelligence with Mental Health among Early Adolescents

Jafar Shabani, Siti Aishah Hassan, Aminah Ahmad, Maznah Baba


This study investigates the link of emotional intelligence (EI), with mental health scales and sub-scales (somatic
symptom, anxiety, social dysfunction and depression) in Iranian high schools students. The data was made up of
247 high school students of 8 schools (124 Boy and 123 Girl). The research design was a quantitative and tests
of alternative hypotheses. This study utilized General Health Questionnaire (GHQ) to measure mental health
scales and sub-scales and Emotional Quotient Inventory, Youth Version (EQ-I YV) to assess emotional
intelligence. Data analysis included frequencies, percentages, means scores, Pearson’s correlation and, simple
regression analysis. The results of this study support the hypothesis that is a significant relationship of emotional
intelligence with mental health scales and sub-scales scores. In addition, this study revealed that mental health
scales and sub-scales scores influences by emotional intelligence.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5539/ijps.v2n2p209

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