Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2011, Volume: 4, Issue: 11, Pages: 1601-1606
Amir Arash Motahari2* and Shirin Rahgozar1
1 Department of Psychology, Payam-e- Noor University, Tehran, Iran.
2 Department of Psychology, Islamic Azad University (Tehran Medical Unit), Tehran, Iran.
This study is aimed at studying the role of emotional intelligence in committing suicide. Statistical sampling was selected through convenience sampling method that included 30 normal subjects as well as 30 subjects with a suicide trial record. The data were collected by using Bar-On’s emotional intelligence questioner and analyzed using independent t-test. The results showed that overall emotional intelligence and its components included skills of problem solving, happiness, independence, resistance to psychological stress, self-flourishing, emotional selfawareness, self-actualization, interpersonal relations, optimism, self–regard, Impulse control, flexibility, social responsibility, empathy, self-assertiveness, flexibility between people with suicide trial record group was lower than normal group. Moreover, this study provides some obvious evidence that EI is a protective role in committing suicide. Therefore with enhancing emotional components people will be able to decreases the subsequent occurrence of these behavior problems.
Keywords: Emotional intelligence, Suicide, people behaviour, Iran
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