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Emotional intelligence and parental figures: Do the number and biological aspect of parents influence emotional intelligence?

Oroyinyin, Aliyah (2020) Emotional intelligence and parental figures: Do the number and biological aspect of parents influence emotional intelligence? Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the difference in emotional intelligence scores between females and males. It was also set out to examine the effects of the number of parents and number of which were biological in a household on emotional intelligence. This study consisted of 104 participants all over the age of 18 N=84 females and N=20 males. A questionnaire comprising of the Rotterdam Emotional Intelligence Scale was utilised to assess participant’s emotional intelligence levels. It was predicted that females would have higher emotional intelligence than males, however results suggest that males overall scored higher p = .04. It was assumed that those with two biological parents and people with two parents in their household would score higher on the REIS. Surprisingly, there was no found impact of numbers of parents on the four factors of emotional intelligence; self-focused emotional appraisal p =.38, other-focused emotional appraisal p = .63, self-focused emotional regulation p = .37 and other-focused emotional regulation p = .51 and for number of biological parents p = .26 p = .61, p = .42, p = .84, respectively. Conclusions should be drawn with caution as the sample is not generalisable to the whole population. It was suggested that future research should test whether events that take place within homes effect emotional intelligence levels.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology > Emotional Intelligence
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: Mr Kevin Loughran
Date Deposited: 28 May 2021 09:29
Last Modified: 28 May 2021 09:29
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/4871

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