Author: Mahnoor Shaukat
Supervisor: Zaeema Farooq
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
Present research investigated the relationship between emotional intelligence, self-efficacy and coping strategies in rescue workers. It was hypothesized that emotional intelligence would positively predict problem focused coping and negatively predict emotion focused coping. Moreover emotional intelligence would positively predict the self- efficacy and self-efficacy would positively predict problem focused coping and would negatively predict emotion focused coping. Furthermore, self-efficacy would likely to mediate the relationship between emotional intelligence and coping strategies (problem focused and emotion focused). Correlational research design was used for the study. Convenient sampling technique was used to collect a sample of (N= 110) participants with age range of 24-44 years (M = 31.98, SD = 4.29). Emotional intelligence, self-efficacy and coping strategies were assessed through Emotional Intelligence Scale (EIS; Schutte et. al, 1998), General Self Efficacy Scale (GSE; Schwarzer & Jerusalem, 1995), Brief Cope (Craver, 1997) respectively. Emotional intelligence emerged as a positive predictor of self-efficacy. Moreover self-efficacy positively predicted problem focused coping. Mediation was not found significant. The present study would severe as intervention to deal with emotional intelligence, self-efficacy and coping strategies. The research is helpful especially in understanding of ones and others emotions and how it contributes to self-efficacy and coping strategies.
Keywords: Emotional Intelligence, Self-Efficacy, Emotion Focused Coping, Problem Focused Coping.
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