Thesis Title: Emotional Intelligence, Frustration Tolerance and Anger in Early Adulthood

Author: Iqra Sulyman

Supervisor(s): Saima Majeed & Farah Malik

Year: 2017

Degree: M.Sc.

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan

Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email: chairperson@appsy.pu.edu.pk, Phone: 92-42-9231245

Abstract

The present study investigated the relationship between emotional intelligence, frustration tolerance and anger in early adulthood. It was hypothesized that there was likely to be a significant positive relationship between emotional intelligence and frustration tolerance whereas negative relationship between emotional intelligence, frustration tolerance and anger. Another hypothesis was emotional intelligence and frustration tolerance predicted the anger. Differences regarding demographic variables were also assessed. It was correlational study followed by cross sectional research design. Sample was used collected through purposive sampling. Sample was consisted of 200 participants (100 men and 100 women with age range 19 to 25). Emotional Intelligence Scale (Schutte, Malouff & Bhullar, 1998), Frustration Tolerance Scale (Jagir, Dawood, Mansoor & Rehman, 2000), Clinical Anger Scale (Snell, 1995) and demographic information sheet was used for data collection. Pearson Product Moment Correlation was used for assessment of relationship between variables. The results showed that there was a significant positive relationship between emotional intelligence, frustration tolerance and anger. And significant negative relationship between emotional intelligence and anger. Whereas there was a significant negative relationship between frustration tolerance and anger. Result also showed that emotional intelligence predicted anger in the research participants. There was no difference in all demographic variables regarding emotional intelligence, frustration tolerance and anger in early adulthood.

Keywords: Emotional intelligence, frustration tolerance, anger.

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