A Study of the Family Structure in Relation to Emotional Intelligence of High School Students

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The current study assessed and compared the emotional intelligence of 75 high school students who grew up with different family structures. High school students between the ages of 16-18 years were randomly selected from high schools in Bucharest, Romania. The General Emotional Intelligence Scale (GEIS) was used to measure the level of their emotional intelligence. In addition, a nonverbal test consisting of 20 face photoswith different facial expressions was used to measure a specific aspect of emotional intelligence, perceiving emotions. Results revealed that family structure does not influence emotional intelligence; however, when looking at the aspect of perceiving emotions, family structure influences this aspect of emotional intelligence.

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