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Trait emotional intelligence and happiness

Furnham, A; Petrides, KV; (2003) Trait emotional intelligence and happiness. SOC BEHAV PERSONAL , 31 (8) 815 - 823.

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Abstract

Participants completed measures of trait emotional intelligence (trait EI), happiness, personality, and cognitive ability. Neuroticism was negatively related to happiness, whereas Extraversion and Openness to Experience were positively related to it. Cognitive ability was not related either to happiness or to trait EI. A three-step hierarchical regression showed that trait EI explained over 50% of the total variance in happiness. The positive relationship between trait EI and happiness persisted in the presence of the Big Five. In contrast, the Big Five did not account for a significant amount of happiness variance when trait EI was partialled out.

Type: Article
Title: Trait emotional intelligence and happiness
Keywords: happiness, emotional self-efficacy, personality, IQ, trait EI, STABLE EXTROVERSION, POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY, LIFE SATISFACTION, SELF-ESTEEM, PERSONALITY, INVENTORY, VALIDITY, BEHAVIOR, GENDER, WEST
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Clinical, Edu and Hlth Psychology
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/117907
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