Psychological Well Being, Emotional Intelligence and Anxiety Disorder Symptoms among Adolescents

Author: Riffat Rafiq

Supervisor: Saima Dawood, PhD

Degree: BS

Year: 2009-2013

University: Centre for Clinical Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The present study aimed to explore the relationship of psychological well-being and prevalence of anxiety symptoms among adolescence and their relationship with emotional intelligence. Survey research design was used. Data Ganj-Bakhsh Town was selected through purposive sampling and a sample of 200 students (age 16-19 years) were selected from different schools and colleges through Disproportionate Stratified Sampling. Demographic questionnaire was used for demographic variables, Scale for Emotional Intelligence, Ryff Scales or Psychological Well- being (RPWB) and Screen for Child Anxiety Related Emotional Disorder Revised (SCARED-R) were used to measure emotional intelligence, psychological well-being and symptoms of anxiety respectively. Data was analyzed through Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) and descriptive statistics were run for demographic variables. Pearson Product Moment Correlation was employed to assess the relationship between psychological well-being, symptoms of anxiety emotional intelligence and Independent Sample T -test was run to investigate gender differences for all three variables. The implication of present study will provide information to psychologists, counselors in clinical and academic institutions about adolescents’ emotional intelligence, psychological well-being and anxiety symptoms.

Keywords: Psychological Well Being, Emotional Intelligence, Anxiety Disorder.

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