Title Emotional intelligence and its relation with hedonic and eudaimonic well-being: A prospective study
Authors Extremera, Natalio , RUIZ ARANDA, DESIREE, Pineda-Galan, Consolacion , Salguero, Jose M.
External publication Si
Means Pers. Individ. Differ.
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 2
SJR Quartile 1
SJR Impact 1.16400
Publication date 01/07/2011
ISI 000290506300002
DOI 10.1016/j.paid.2011.02.029
Abstract The primary aim of the current study was to replicate and extend previous findings by examining the relationship between emotional intelligence abilities and levels of hedonic and eudaimonic well-being in a 12-week follow-up study. Participants were 349 undergraduate students who completed an ability measure of emotional intelligence (MSCEIT), personality questionnaires, and hedonic and eudaimonic well-being measures at time 1. After 12 weeks, participants repeated the hedonic and eudaimonic measures at time 2. Focusing first on cross-sectional analysis, we found emotional intelligence scores to be moderately and significantly related to hedonic and eudaimonic well-being measures. Next, we found that ability El predicted a modest but additional variance in prospective levels of hedonic and eudaimonic well-being over and above personality traits. Also, the explained variance of El was higher for eudaimonic than for hedonic well-being. These findings provide some preliminary evidence on the prospective value of ability El in the maintenance of positive mood and better outlook on life (hedonia) and, specifically, in the development of aspects of human functioning (eudaimonia). (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keywords Emotional intelligence; Hedonic well-being; Eudaimonic well-being; Prospective study
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