University of Worcester Worcester Research and Publications
 
  USER PANEL:
  ABOUT THE COLLECTION:
  CONTACT DETAILS:

Emotional Intelligence in Adolescence and Early Adulthood.

Davis, Sarah K. (2018) Emotional Intelligence in Adolescence and Early Adulthood. In: An Introduction to Emotional Intelligence. Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, pp. 105-122. ISBN Paperback: 978-1119108269

[img] Text
Chapter_7_EI_Adolescence_Early_Adult_Davis_Preprint_sept17.pdf - Accepted Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (400kB) | Request a copy

Abstract

This chapter considers why EI might be helpful for adolescents and young adults. Young people’s capacity to successfully adapt to adversity (stressors) is important for maintaining mental health and educational achievement. It is suggested that EI represents a cluster of skills and emotion-related self-perceptions that could be useful for buffering the effects of stress in young people. The notion of resilience is examined together with a review of current evidence linking EI to mental health and academic success. Inconsistent stress-buffering effects are found for EI; these appear contingent on the type of stressor encountered, outcome measured, and type/level of EI examined. It is suggested that EI may operate indirectly to support other resources useful for combating stressors including coping, social support/social competence, cognitive skills and mood regulation. Directions for future research are suggested alongside a cautionary note about the potential costs of having high levels of EI.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information:

The full-text cannot be supplied for this item.

Uncontrolled Keywords: emotional intelligence, adolescence, young people, early adulthood, young adults, adversity, stress, mental health, educational achievement
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Health and Society
Related URLs:
Depositing User: Sarah Davis
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2017 13:07
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2018 09:10
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/6078

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item
 
     
Worcester Research and Publications is powered by EPrints 3 which is developed by the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton. More information and software credits.