publication . Article . 2016

Emotional intelligence predicts peer-rated social competence above and beyond personality traits

Joanna Weber; Dorota Szczygieł;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Dec 2016 Journal: Current Issues in Personality Psychology, volume 2, pages 91-101 (issn: 2353-4192, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Termedia Sp. z.o.o.
Background This study investigated the relationship between trait emotional intelligence (EI) and social competences (SC), which determine effective functioning in three types of social situations: intimate situations, situations of social exposure and situations requiring self-assertion. Social competences were assessed using a peer nomination method. It was hypothesized that trait EI predicts SC above and beyond personality traits. Participants and procedure Data were collected from among 111 adolescents (46.95% girls). The study was conducted among five classes from three public high schools. Participants first completed the Personality Inventory NEO-FFI and ...
free text keywords: adolescence, BF1-990, Big Five personality traits, Personality, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Developmental psychology, Social emotional learning, Big Five personality traits and culture, Social competence, Emotional intelligence, Social psychology, Social intelligence, Human intelligence, Psychology
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