EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE IN RELATION TO STRESS ON BOYS AND GIRLS AT THE SECONDARY STAGE

Deepa Sikand Kauts

Abstract


The present study was designed to study emotional intelligence in relation to the stress of boys and girls at the secondary stage. In order to conduct the study, six government secondary schools of Jalandhar city were selected randomly. From these schools, 380 students (i.e. 180 boys and 200 girls) of the 11th class were also selected randomly for the study. The emotional intelligence scale (EIS) by Hyde, Pethe and Upinderdhar (2001) and Bhist Battery of scales (1987) were administered on selected sample. The data obtained was analysed using descriptive statistics. Relevant means, S.D's, t- values and 2x2 ANOVA were computed to draw the conclusions. The analysis of data significantly concluded that emotional intelligence and stress are negatively correlated with each other. Further, it was found that boys have less stress as compared to girls. The results also show that high emotionally intelligent students experience less stress as compared to low emotionally intelligent students.

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