EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE OF MALAYSIAN YOUTHS

The objective of this paper is to study the Emotional Intelligence Quotient (EQ) of the youth. This survey involved a sampling of one hundred youths from age of 15 to 39 year old in Petaling Jaya. The data was gathered through a self-report survey method using a questionnaire instrument, The Schutte Self-Report Emotional Intelligence Test (SSEIT). The respondents’ level of the EQ was measured on five Likert Scale. Findings of the survey indicate that the overall EQ levels of youth are quite high with mean percentage of 67.30% which is higher than 50% as set by the researcher, and also found that youth are not really good in the regulation of emotion in self and others. Furthermore there is no significant difference in score of the EQ levels among male and female youth.

Keywords: Emotional, Intelligence, Emotional Intelligence Quotient, Ability,Youth

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