Emotional intelligence and personal growth initiative effects on subjective happiness among university students

Nuworza Kugbey, Ethel Akpene Atefoe, Nkansah Anakwah, Kingsley Nyarko, Samuel Atindanbila

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

577 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

This study examined emotional intelligence and personal growth initiative influences on the level of subjective happiness among university students in Ghana. Two hundred and sixty undergraduate students were participants (female = 69.8%; mean age = 21.72 years, SD = 3.61 years). They responded to measures of emotional intelligence, personal growth initiative, and subjective happiness. After controlling for their demographic characteristics, and following hierarchical regression analysis, results indicate emotional intelligence and intentional behaviour domain of personal growth to predict students’ level of subjective happiness. These findings suggest that students’ ability to manage and utilise their emotions, as well as their personal growth initiative contribute significantly to their level of happiness.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-266
JournalJournal of Psychology in Africa
Volume28
Issue number4
Early online date30 Aug 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Emotional intelligence and personal growth initiative effects on subjective happiness among university students'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this