Emotional Intelligence Influencing Coping Strategies and Depression amongst College Students

  • Vikash Kumar Verma Research Scholar, P.G. Department of Psychology, Patna University, Patna
  • Poonam Kumari University Professor & Head, P.G. Department of Psychology, Patna University, Patna
Keywords: emotional intelligence, coping strategies, respondents


The present study is a part of my Ph.D. Thesis. The study intends to examine the influence of emotional intelligence on coping strategy and depression amongst college students of Patna. It was hypothesized that - (i) College students having high emotional intelligence would differ from college students having low emotional intelligence in their coping strategies and (ii) College students having higher emotional intelligence would be less depressed than college students having low emotional intelligence. For the purpose respondents (N = 300) were administered emotional intelligence scale, depression scale and coping strategy scale along with PDS. The obtained data were analyzed using t-test. The results conformed the hypothesis. It was found that respondents of high emotional intelligence group were found excelling in group were found ceiling in coping strategy and less likely to be the victim of depression. It was concluded that coping strategy and depression are function of emotional intelligence.


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