Role of Emotional Intelligence on Aggression: A Comparison between Adolescent Boys and Girls
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences
Volume 4, Issue 1, February 2015, Pages: 29-35
Received: Dec. 30, 2014; Accepted: Jan. 16, 2015; Published: Feb. 1, 2015
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Prangya Paramita Priyadarshini Das, Department of Psychology, Ravenshaw University, Cuttack, Odisha, India
Suchitra Tripathy, Department of Psychology, Ravenshaw University, Cuttack, Odisha, India
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Emotional intelligence (EI) is based on the concept of understanding one’s own emotion and the emotions of others. Aggression is often categorized by hurtful and destructive behavior towards others; it seems to oppose the empathetic nature of EI. In this study the objective was to study the role of emotional intelligence on adolescents’ aggression and also a gender difference in emotional intelligence and aggression of adolescents. The aggression scale developed by Buss & Perry, in the year 1992 was used to measure aggression and the emotional intelligence scale developed by Anukool Hyde & Sanjyo Pathe & Upinder Dhar, in the year 1971 was used to measure emotional intelligence of adolescents. Data was collected from 64 adolescents from various Colleges and Universities. It was found that there exists a significant difference between the levels of emotional intelligences (HEI, MEI & LEI) on aggression of adolescent girls as compared to adolescent boys. Boys were found to be more aggressive where as girls were found to be more emotionally intelligent. For boys emotional intelligence does not influence the level of aggression. There could be some other factors (peer pressure, media violence, and influence of drug) which play an important role in the development of aggression.
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Emotional Intelligence, Adolescence, Aggression
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Prangya Paramita Priyadarshini Das, Suchitra Tripathy, Role of Emotional Intelligence on Aggression: A Comparison between Adolescent Boys and Girls, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 4, No. 1, 2015, pp. 29-35. doi: 10.11648/j.pbs.20150401.15
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