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| Published: August 03, 2021

Psychological Distress and Emotional Intelligence among College Students

Ekta Jha

Research Scholar, Department of Psychology, Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), Bangalore, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Lokesh. L

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), Bangalore, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.043.20210903

DOI: 10.25215/0903.043

ABSTRACT

Psychological distress is a condition of mental pain associated with stressors and demands that in everyday life are difficult to deal with. The main objective of this study was to study the relationship between Psychological Distress and Emotional Intelligence. 2 questionnaires were used to create a google form which was circulated between group of young adults aged between 20 and 24 year (N=26 male and N= 48 females) . Quantitative approach was used along with Descriptive research design was adopted and the sampling technique was purposive. Data collection was done using primary sources by means of 2 questionnaires: (K10) Kessler Psychological Distress Scale and Emotional Intelligence Self-Assessment Tool. The consent forms to participate along with both the Questionnaire was computed on a google form which was circulated throughout. Pearson Correlation was incorporated to reach the findings. According to Pearson Correlation the results there was significant positive correlation between two components of Emotional Intelligence and Psychological Distress i.e., Relationship Management and Self-Awareness. Whereas there was no significant relationship between two components of Emotional Intelligence and Psychological Distress i.e., Social Awareness and Self-Management.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.043.20210903

10.25215/0903.043

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 3, July- September, 2021