Are they emotionally – socially intelligent? examining emotional-social intelligence among adolescents residing in a children’s home in the state of Sabah, Malaysia

Lailawati Madlan, and Adeymend Reny Japil, and Nur Farhana, and Muhammad Idris Bullare @ Bahari, and Chan, Alfred Huan Zhi (2020) Are they emotionally – socially intelligent? examining emotional-social intelligence among adolescents residing in a children’s home in the state of Sabah, Malaysia. Southeast Asia Psychology Journal, 10. pp. 124-148. ISSN 2289-1870

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Abstract

This study was conducted to investigate emotional-social intelligence among adolescents in a Children’s Home located in Sabah, Malaysia. A total of 49 adolescents (11 males and 38 females) aged between 12 and 18-years-old were selected through purposive sampling to participate in the study. BarOn Emotional Quotient Inventory: Youth Version was used to collect quantitative data regarding the respondents' experiences concerning emotional and social intelligence. In general, analysis shows that emotional-social intelligence among adolescents in this Children’s Home was reported to be low. No difference in emotional-social intelligence across gender and age groups was found. Stress management skill was the only domain found to be different between male and female adolescents. There were no major relations among emotional-social intelligence features. It was found that only adolescents’ skills of interpersonal and adaptability was moderately positively correlated. Information found from this study is deemed meaningful for the purpose of planning an intervention program to empower emotional intelligence among adolescent residing in children’s' homes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sabah, Malaysia, Children’s Home, Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Quotient, Emotional-Social Intelligence, Institutionalized Adolescent
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Depositing User: Noraini
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2020 02:16
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2020 02:16
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/25582

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