Examining the Relation between Emotional Intelligence and Happiness Status of Wellness Trainers


  •  Ercan ZORBA    
  •  Adem PALA    
  •  Ali Gurel GOKSEL    

Abstract

The purpose of this study is examining the relation between the emotional intelligence and happiness of the wellness coaches. 390 wellness coaches 282 of whom were women and 108 of whom were men participated voluntarily in the study. The participants were actively working as wellness coaches. The Emotional Intelligence Scale (EIS) whose Turkish adaptation was realized by Aslan; and the Oxford Happiness Scale, which was developed by Hills and Argyle whose adaptation into Turkish was realized by Dogan and Sapmaz were used as the data collection tools. The descriptive statistical methods, the t-test, One-Way Variance Analysis (ANOVA), regression analysis and Pearson Correlation tests were used for the analysis of the data. At the end of the study it was determined that there was no statistically significant differences between the happiness and emotional intelligence points of Wellness Coaches for Oxford Happiness Scale when these points were compared according to the genders (p>0,05); and significant difference was determined in benefiting from emotions and optimism, which are the sub-dimensions of emotional intelligence scale (p<0,05); no statistically significant differences were found in the sub-dimension of the expression of emotions (p>0,05). It is observed that there is a positive relation at 0,383 level between the Oxford Happiness Scale and the Emotional Intelligence Scale. When the regression analysis results are examined, it is observed that the Emotional Intelligence Sub-dimensions explain the happiness at the medium level. The most explanatory one among the sub-dimensions is the optimism sub-dimension.



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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-5250
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-5269
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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