THE ROLE OF EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE IN MENTAL HEALTH OF TRIBAL ADOLESCENTSJournal: International Journal of Advanced Research (Vol.7, No. 5)
Publication Date: 2019-05-01
Authors : Rajendra Kumar Meena.;
Page : 960-963
Keywords : Emotional intelligence Mental health Tribal Adolescent.;
Present time is to learn life competency, to acquire art of living to achieve life goals. Therefore the present paper is emphasizing the role of emotional intelligence in mental health among Tribal adolescents. Emotional intelligence is defined as the subset of social intelligence that involves the ability to monitor one?s own and other?s feelings and emotions, to discriminate among them and to use this information to guide one?s thinking and actions. The purpose of the study was to find out the role and relationship between emotional intelligence and mental health of Tribal adolescents. For the study, a sample of100 Tribal male and female student of XI standard was taken from Udaipur district.Emotional intelligence Scale (EIS) by Anukool Hydeet.all,(2001) and mental health battery bySingh&Gupta (2008) were used for data collection.Mean, SD and t-values were calculated.Results reveal that Tribal adolescents with higher level of emotional intelligence were found to having good mental health status whereas the Tribal adolescents with low level of emotional intelligence found to have poor mental health. Therefore the results indicate that Tribal adolescents are similar to others in terms of mental health but previously efforts have not been done to study their mental health status. It further implies that to promote mental health among them, exposure to different skills has to be given for their self empowerment and development.
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