Emotional Intelligence among Native and Migrant Adolescents at Sultanpur District: A Comparative Study


  • Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Human Development and Family Studies, School for Home Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, 226025, India


Background: Adolescence is the transitional phase of growth and development from childhood to adulthood. It is the period of critical development of physical and mental changes that takes place quickly with emotional changes among them. Emotional intelligence is the ability to perceive, understand, use, and manage your own emotions as well as those of the others around you in positive way. Aim: The aim of this study was to identify the emotional intelligence among normal and migrant adolescents. Materials and Methods: The study was conducted on120 adolescents, selected randomly in different areas of Sultanpur District. The general information sheet and the Emotional Intelligence Scale developed by Hyde et al (2001) were used for data collection. Results: The study clearly revealed that native and migrant adolescents exhibited differences in understanding emotions, motivation, empathy and handling relations. Conclusion: Emotional intelligence of a child has a prominent and very potent role in overall personality development. Understanding one’s own emotions as well the others is influenced by many prominent factors like the living environment, family support system, the school, the peer group etc. Migrants move from one place to other place for their livelihood, they don’t have standard pattern of life style and support, children of these families, hence get influenced by many external stimuli and to avoid influence of negative stimuli, counselling sessions may be of great help. 


Emotional Intelligence, Native Adolescents, Migrant children, Native children

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