International Journal of Home Science
2018, VOL. 4 ISSUE 3, PART E
Emotional intelligence of adolescents
Author(s): Phalguni Bhattacharya
Today’s adolescent deals with stress and pressure each day. Those who lack the skill to deal with these stresses have a higher chance of acting out due to a lack of mental well-being. Having emotional intelligence skills affects adolescent outlook and attitude. Children develop emotional intelligence during the first 15 years of life as they mature (Goleman, 1995). Emotional intelligence is the new yardstick which is increasingly applied to assess an adolescent’s well-being in life. Shaped by childhood experience emotional intelligence can be nurtured and strengthen throughout adulthood with immediate benefit to adolescent’s health, relationship and academic work. Emotionally intelligent pupil have the ability to empathize, communicate clearly, control impulses, make thoughtful decision, solve problems and work with others that earn them success. Emotional intelligence skills allows us to be more effective in both academic achievement and personal relationship, and also cope better with transitions, lower dropout from school . Emotional intelligence is not fixed genetically, rather it is largely learned and continued to develop throughout life. Daniel Goleman defined emotional intelligence helps school students do better on tests and create a safe, comfortable classroom environment that makes it easier to learn. Emotional intelligence may be the best predictor of success in life. Finally, emotional intelligence may act as a moderator of the effects of cognitive skills on academic performance.
How to cite this article:
Phalguni Bhattacharya. Emotional intelligence of adolescents. International Journal of Home Science. 2018; 4(3): 276-278.