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- Emotional intelligence and psychological resilience to negative life events
- Armstrong, Andrew R.; Galligan, Roslyn F.; Critchley, Christine R.
- This study investigated the relative importance of six emotional intelligence (EI) dimensions in the prediction of psychological resilience to multiple negative life events. The strength of relations between life events and distress varied markedly across three latent classes of participants, reflecting vulnerable, average and resilient profiles. Discriminant function analysis indicated that class membership varied as a function of four EI dimensions, with higher scores predicting membership to the resilient class. Across the 414 participants, Emotional Self-Awareness, Emotional Expression, Emotional Self-Control and particularly Emotional Self-Management appeared central to psychological resilience in the aftermath of multiple negative life events.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Life and Social Sciences
- Personality and Individual Differences, Vol. 51, no. 3 (Aug 2011), pp. 331-336
- Publication year
- FOR Code(s)
- 1701 Psychology; 170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing; 170109 Personality, Abilities and Assessment; 170113 Social and Community Psychology; 1702 Cognitive Sciences
- Coping; Emotional intelligence; Life events; Psychological resilience; Stress
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
- Peer reviewed