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Emotional Intelligence as a Correlates of Psychological Adjustment Among Secondary School Adolescents in Awka Education Zone

Authore(s) : OparaugoUrsula Ifeoma1 & Prof. Rose C. Ebenebe2

Volume : V(13), Issue : 08, November - 2022

Abstract : This  study  investigated  emotional  intelligence  as  correlate  of  psychological  adjustment  among  secondary  school adolescents in Awka Education Zone, Anambra State. The study was guided by one research question and one null hypothesis was tested at 0.05 level of significance. Correlation research design was employed for the study. The population of the study was 4,421 senior secondary two (SS2) students from 61 secondary schools in Awka Education Zone. The Sample size of the study comprised 485 SS2 obtained using simple random sampling technique. Two sets of questionnaire titled “Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire (EIQ) “and Psychological Adjustment Questionnaire (PAQ)” were used for data collection. The instrument was validated by three experts from the Faculty of Education, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. The reliability of the instrument was established using Crombach Alpa Coefficent. The EIQ yielded a coefficient of 0.85 and PAQ yielded a coefficient of 0.76. The data obtained was analyzed using. The results of the study showed among others that there was a positive relationship between adolescents’ emotional intelligence and their psychological adjustment. Based on the findings, it was recommended among others workshop on emotional intelligence should be organized for the teachers by the school board to understand the importance of emotional intelligence and how they can enhance students’ emotional intelligence.

Keywords :Adolescents, Adjustment, Psychological adjustment and Emotional Intelligence

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Emotional Intelligence as a Correlates of Psychological Adjustment Among Secondary School Adolescents in Awka Education Zone

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