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Relation between Self-handicapping and Emotional Intelligence


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Matko, Vlasta. (2006). Relation between Self-handicapping and Emotional Intelligence. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Ivanec, Dragutin].

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This study was undertaken to explore correlation between constructs of self-handicapping and emotional intelligence. Self-handicapping was measured with Self-handicapping Scale which measures self-handicapping as a general tendency to self-handicap in different areas. Emotional intelligence was measured with Test of Emotion Analysis which measures one component of emotional intelligence which Mayer and Salovey, in their model, named understanding and analysis of emotion. 94 participants, 30 women and 64 men participated in this study. Contrary to our expectations, our results show, that males and females do not differ on emotional intelligence test we have used. Also in contrast with previous findings, females in our sample have higher results on Self-handicapping Scale, indicating that they use self-handicapping strategy more often. Analyzing further, it becomes clear that females of lower educational level have drawn average of the female subsample to higher self-handicapping. It means that lower educated women use self-handicapping strategy more often than men, but also more often than higher educated women. Main problem of this study was to see if there is a correlation between self-handicapping and emotional intelligence and to measure how big it is. As we hypothesized, correlation between measured constructs was negative and on the whole sample it was r = -.40. There is no difference between men and women in correlation of this two constructs. In the higher educational level subsample there was no correlation between self-handicapping and emotional intelligence, while correlation was r= -.37 in the lower educational level subsample.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: self-handicapping, emotional intelligence, educational level
Subjects: Psychology > Psihologija ličnosti
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Ivanec, Dragutin
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2014 14:06

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