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American Journal of Applied Psychology. 2013, 1(3), 44-48
DOI: 10.12691/ajap-1-3-3
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Imperatives of Emotional Intelligence On Psychological Wellbeing among Adolescents

John N. N. Ugoani1, and Meg. A. Ewuzie2

1Department of Management Sciences, Rhema University, Aba, Nigeria

2Department of Physical and Health Education, Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri, Nigeria

Pub. Date: September 27, 2013

Cite this paper:
John N. N. Ugoani and Meg. A. Ewuzie. Imperatives of Emotional Intelligence On Psychological Wellbeing among Adolescents. American Journal of Applied Psychology. 2013; 1(3):44-48. doi: 10.12691/ajap-1-3-3

Abstract

Psychological wellbeing is a stochastic phenomenon that can be meaningfully pursued through nondestructive behaviors epitomized by emotional intelligence (EI). Abnormal and normal behaviours mark the two ends of a continuum, and a person who is unable to function effectively in day-to-day life may be regarded as psychologically abnormal and far from a state of psychological wellbeing. Recent research has shown that children are growing lonely and depressed, more angry and unruly, more nervous and prone to worry, more impulsive and aggressive. And also that decline in EI among adolescents manifests in problems such as despair, alienation, drug abuse, crime and violence, bulling and dropping out of school. The survey research design was used for the study and it was found through statistical analyses that emotional intelligence influences psychological wellbeing among adolescents. Five recommendations were made based on the findings of the study.

Keywords:
stochastic phenomenon continuum abnormal and normal behaviours emotional intelligence psychological wellbeing alexithymia adolescents

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