A STUDY ON EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS
Keywords:Emotional Intelligence, Emotions, Behavior, Social adroitness.
Although a person’s feelings cannot be observed directly by others but they can be inferred from overt behavior and verbal report of introspection, as no one can doubt the reality of emotions as conscious experiences. Emotions are inherently neither positive nor negative. Exhibiting the emotion is very easy but doing it at the right time, place as well as right person and to do the right degree is difficult. In fact, each feeling provides us with vital and potentially profitable information every minute a day. The management of emotions has given rise to the most talk about term “Emotional Intelligence”. Emotional intelligence is developed through experiences. Competencies keep on growing through the experiences; people get better and better in handling emotions, influencing others and in social adroitness. It encompasses awareness about our one’s own capabilities, strengths and weaknesses. There are many examples of how emotional intelligence can play a role in daily life, it can be powerful, but also it is temporary. The present study was conducted to know the emotional intelligence among secondary school students. Samples of 90 students were selected from different types of high school (rural and urban) from Mysuru district. After all the data analysis and interpretation it is found that 82 students are having high level of emotional intelligence , 7 students are having normal level of emotional intelligence , no students are having low level of emotional intelligence.