Author: Sidra Ashiq
Supervisor: Rabia Dasti
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present study aimed to investigate the relationship of perceived stress, emotional intelligence and psychological wellbeing in medical and mental health internees. It was hypothesized that tee would be a positive relationship between emotional intelligence and psychological wellbeing and emotional intelligence act as a mediator between emotional intelligence and psychological wellbeing. Furthermore, it was hypothesized that there would be differences between trainee clinical psychologists and medical internees on perceived stress, emotional intelligence and psychological wellbeing. The data was collected from 160 participants (100 medical students and 60 mental health internees) through purposive sampling strategy. The socio demographic questionnaire, Scale of Emotional Intelligence (Batool, 2009), Perceived Stress Scale (Cohen, 1986) and Ryff Scale of Psychological Wcllbeing (Ryff, 1989) were administered. The Independent t-test revealed that there were significant group differences between trainee clinical psychologists and medical students on perceived stress and emotional intelligence but not on psychological wellbeing. Mediation analysis revealed that emotional intelligence mediates between stress and psychological wellbeing. Correlation analysis found that there is a negative relationship between perceived stress and emotional intelligence as well as with emotional intelligence. Moreover, a positive relationship was found between emotional intelligence and psychological wellbeing. The future implication of the study showed that emotional intelligence can help to lower down Ac perceived stress of internees being trained in health related subjects. In this regard counseling services can be offered programs, seminars; can be arranged counselors in health training centers.
Keywords: Perceived Stress, Emotional Intelligence, Psychological Wellbeing.
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