Emotional Intelligence Relates to Well-Being: Evidence from the Situational Judgment Test of Emotional Management
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Emotional Intelligence Relates to Well-Being
Abstract: 

BACKGROUND: This research was conducted to examine whether people high in emotional intelligence (EI) have greater well-being than people low in EI. METHOD: The Situational Test of Emotion Management, Scales of Psychological Well-being, and Day Reconstruction Method were completed by 131 college students. RESULTS: Responses to the Situational Test of Emotion Management were strongly related to eudaimonic well-being as measured by responses on the Scales of Psychological Well-being (r=.54). Furthermore, the ability to manage emotions was related to hedonic well-being, correlating with both the frequency of experienced positive affect and the frequency of experienced negative affect, as measured by the Day Reconstruction Method. CONCLUSION: Two aspects of these results suggest a relationship between EI and well-being. First, the observed relationship between ability EI and psychological well-being is the largest reported in the literature to date. Second, this study is the first use of the Day Reconstruction Method to examine the relationship between well-being and EI. Results are discussed in terms of the potential for training emotion management to enhance well-being. Methodological advances for future research are also suggested.

Author(s): 
Burrus, Jeremy
Betancourt, Anthony
Holtzman, Steven
Minsky, Jennifer
MacCann, Carolyn
Roberts, Richard D.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Applied Psychology. Health and Well-Being
Journal Abbreviation: 
Appl Psychol Health Well Being
Publication Date: 
2012-07
Publication Year: 
2012
Pages: 
151-166
Volume: 
4
Issue: 
2
ISSN: 
1758-0854
DOI: 
10.1111/j.1758-0854.2012.01066.x
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 26286975

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Jeremy Burrus, Anthony Betancourt, Steven Holtzman, Jennifer Minsky, Carolyn MacCann and Richard D. Roberts. 2012-07. "Emotional Intelligence Relates to Well-Being: Evidence from the Situational Judgment Test of Emotional Management." Applied Psychology. Health and Well-Being 4: 2: 151-166. 10.1111/j.1758-0854.2012.01066.x.

Wikipedia Citation

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