Fr. Dr. Joseph P. P, Mushtaq Ahmad Bhat


The study was carried out with the objective of investigating the relationship between emotional intelligence and mental health of adolescents. Sample of 240 adolescents (120 male and 120 female) from 6 higher secondary schools of Kashmir Valley were chosen by simple random sampling technique. The scales employed for data collection were Emotional Intelligence Inventory by Mangal & Mangal (2004), and Mental Health Scale by Jagdish & Srivatava (2006). Mean, standard deviation, percentage, t-test and Pearson’s product moment correlation were used to analyze the data. Findings indicate that emotional intelligence was found insignificant in terms of gender. However, mental health was found to be significant among male-female adolescents. The study concluded that adolescents with higher emotional intelligence experienced high mental health.


Emotional Intelligence, Mental Health, Adolescent Students

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