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Emotional Intelligence, Empathy And Aggressive Behavior Among Early Adolescent Children


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Ivanović, Monika. (2008). Emotional Intelligence, Empathy And Aggressive Behavior Among Early Adolescent Children. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Buško, Vesna].

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The purpose of this investigation was to examine the relationship between the constructs of emotional intelligence, empathy and direct and indirect aggressive behavior. We also wanted to determine the relationship of this variables with age and gender. Participants were 202 children in elementary school who rated their classmates and themselves on direct and indirect aggressive behavior scale and empathy questionaire. In regard to Mayer and Salovey emotional intelligence model, children were also asked to evaluate their classmates on some emotional skills such as recognizing, understanding and analysing emotions. Results indicated that age is negatively correlated to indirect aggression. Girls showed higher results on emotional intteligence and empathy while boys scored higher on direct and total aggression. No differences were found between boys and girls in indirect aggression. Multiple regression analysis indicated that the demografic variables, emotional intelligence and empathy explain 14.1% (p<.01) of the criteria variance with only one significant predictor - 'care about feelings of others'. The asumed moderator effect of empathy was not found for the relationship between emotional intelligence and direct nor indirect aggression.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: Emotional intelligence, Empathy, Aggressive behavior
Subjects: Psychology > Psihometrija
Psychology > Razvojna psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Buško, Vesna
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2008
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2014 14:05

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