Emotional Intelligence And Parental Attitudes As Predictors Of High School Students' Life Satisfaction
 
Abstract
The purpose of this study is to determinate parental attitudes and emotional intelligence predicted to what extent life satisfaction. Research has been studied on a sample of 855 (475 female, 379 male) high school students. The data was collected by using "Multidimensional Adolescent Life Satisfaction Scale", "Parenting Scales", "Bar-on Emotional Intelligence Scale Child and Adolescent Form" and "Personal Information Form". According to multivariate regression analysis results, “general life satisfaction” and satisfaction perceived from “family”, “school” and “environment”, were predicted by the “acceptance/involvement”, “psychological autonomy” and “strictness/supervision” perceived from parents whereas satisfaction perceived from “friend” was predicted by the “acceptance/involvement” and “strictness/supervision”. Specific dimensions of emotional intelligence such as “interpersonal abilities”, “adaptation”, “stress management”, “positive effect” and “general mood” were determined as significantly contributive variables in explaining the “general life satisfaction”. It was also found that satisfaction perceived from “family” was predicted by “stress management”, “positive effect” and “general mood” dimensions of emotional intelligence. Satisfaction perceived from “friend” was predicted by “interpersonal abilities”, “adaptation” and “general mood” dimensions of emotional intelligence. It was revealed that satisfaction perceived from “school” was only predicted by “interpersonal abilities” dimension of emotional intelligence, and satisfaction perceived from “environment” was predicted by “interpersonal abilities”, “stress management” and "positive effect" dimensions of emotional intelligence. It was ascertained that satisfaction perceived from “self” of adolescences was only predicted by “general mood” dimension of emotional intelligence. The results were discussed in light of previous studies and recommendations were made for the following researches.
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