PAPER ID:IJIM/V.2(XII)/222-229/38

AUTHOR: Promila Arora

TITLE :A STUDY TO MEASURE EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS WITH LIMITED SOCIAL SKILLS WITH REFERENCE TO THE EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION OF THEIR PARENTS

ABSTRACT: The purpose of the study is to measure & compare the emotional intelligence of boys & girls with limited social skills studying in 9th & 10th standard with reference to the qualification of their parents. On the basis of the report of different subject teachers teaching the students for the last two years & observing the students regularly, the students with limited social skills were identified. Further the students were asked to fill the measure/questionnaire by MESSY (Hindi version by Dr. Sushma Sharma). On the basis of the report submitted by faculty members & the score of the test, students were identified as social skills deficit students. The EI of the group of 100 students, 50 male & 50 female was measured by using the measure MMEI by Drolia & Drolia. The results indicated that girls are emotionally more intelligent than boys specifically empathy in the girls is higher than boys & girls are better in handling relationships. The statistical analysis indicated that the EI score of students whose parents’ had better qualification found to be higher on all the parameters of measure of EI (MMEI) except on empathy.

KEYWORDS:Social skills, emotional intelligence, secondary school children, social competence

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