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ARE THEY EMOTIONALLY – SOCIALLY INTELLIGENT? EXAMINING EMOTIONAL-SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE AMONG ADOLESCENTS RESIDING IN A CHILDREN’S HOME IN THE STATE OF SABAH, MALAYSIA
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This study was conducted to investigate emotional-social intelligence among adolescent in a Children’s Home located Sabah, Malaysia. A total of 49 adolescents (11 males and 38 females) aged between 12 and 18-years-old were selected through purposive sampling to participate in the study. BarOn Emotional Quotient Inventory: Youth Version was used to collect quantitative data regarding the respondents' experiences concerning emotional and social intelligence. In general, analysis shows that emotional-social intelligence among adolescent in this Children’s Home was reported to be low. No difference in emotional-social intelligence across gender and age groups was found. Stress management skill was the only domain found to be different between male and female adolescents. There were no major relations among emotional-social intelligence features. It was found that only adolescents’ skills of interpersonal and adaptability was moderately positively correlated. Information found from this study is deemed meaningful for the purpose of planning an intervention program to empower emotional intelligence among adolescent residing in children’s' homes.
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. Lailawati Bte Madlan
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