Comparative Study

| Published: March 25, 2015

Emotional Intelligence and Gender Differences in the Adolescent Children of Employed Mothers and Homemakers

Batul H. Sukhsarwala

Student, M.Sc. Neuropsychology, Institute of Behavioral Sciences, Gujarat Forensic Science University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Arefa J. Mansuri

Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychology, St. Xavier‟s College, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India. Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.041/20140202

DOI: 10.25215/0202.041


The present study assessed the impact of maternal employment on the emotional intelligence of the adolescents. The sample consisted of 69 adolescents of employed mothers including 35 girls and 34 boys and 74 adolescents of homemakers including 41 girls and 33 boys. Total sample size was 143 adolescents of Ahmedabad City, studying in 8th and 9th standard. The Emotional Intelligence Scale translated into Gujarati by Dr. Pallavi Patel and Dr. Hitesh Patel was used to collect data. The data was analyzed using „t‟ test. The result revealed that the adolescent children of employed mothers had high emotional intelligence. The female children of employed mothers showed more emotional intelligence, while there were no gender differences in the emotional intelligence of adolescent children of homemakers.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.041/20140202

DOI: 10.25215/0202.041

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Published in   Volume 02, Issue 2, January-March, 2015

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