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Effects of Emotional Intelligence Factors Training on Enhancing Mental Health

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Author(s): Ma’asoomeh Esmaeeli | Hassan Ahadi | Ali Delavar | Abdollah Shafei-abadi

Journal: Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology
ISSN 1735-4315

Volume: 13;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 158;
Date: 2007;
Original page

Keywords: emotional intelligence | mental health | training

ABSTRACT
Objectives: Current study is investigating the effects of teaching emotional intelligence factors on the enhancement of mental health. Method: In this experimental design, 30 male and female clients within the 20-25 years of age who had presented to the counseling centres were first selected and randomly put into two study and control groups. After pre-testing the two groups by the 133-item Bar-on Emotional Intelligence Test and SCL-90-R, the study group was provided with 12 weekly 2-hours training sessions on the emotional intelligence factors. Post-testing of the two groups was then conducted. Results: Treated data through co-variance analysis and one-way multivariate analysis of variance showed that training on the emotional intelligence factors was significantly effective in the improvement of mental health (p
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