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Relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Problem-solving Styles with General Health

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Author(s): Mostafa Zarean | Amin Asadollah-pour | Abbas Bakhshi-pour Roodsari

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

Volume: 13;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 166;
Date: 2007;
Original page

Keywords: emotional intelligence | problem-solving styles | helplessness | confidence | general health

ABSTRACT
 Objectives: Regarding the importance of the role of emotional intelligence in the incidence of emotional disorders and mental health, this study was carried out to investigate the relationship between emotional intelligence and problem-solving styles with general health. Method: In this cross-sectional, descriptive, and corelational study, Modified Schutte Emotional Intelligence Scale (MSEIS), Problem-Solving Styles (PSS) and General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28) were assessed on 69 first-year psychology and educational sciences students of Tabriz�University in two steps. They were selected by a stratified cluster sampling. Data were analyzed using Pearson’s correlation and stepwise multiple regression statistical methods. Results: Findings revealed that emotional intelligence was positively and significantly associated with general health and both the confidence and the approach styles of problem-solving (p
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