Role of Emotional Intelligence in Dyadic Adjustment of Married Couples
- Emotional intelligence, Dyadic adjustment, Married couples.
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This study aims to investigate the relationship between emotional intelligence and dyadic adjustment of married individuals. It was hypothesized, that there will be a significant positive relationship of emotional intelligence with dyadic adjustment of married individuals. This study employed a quantitative correlation survey research design. The sample of this study consisted of married individuals (N = 205) that were approached via purposive snowball sampling technique. The demographic shows that 138 (67.3%) participants were females while males were 67 (32.7%) and their years of marriages were from 10-50 (M= 12.97; 56 & SD=10.62).The data was collected through a google form which included informed consent, demographic information form, Schutte Self-Report Emotional Intelligence Test (SSEIT) and Revised Dyadic Adjustment Scale (RDAS). The results revealed a significant weak positive relationship of emotional intelligence with dyadic adjustment of married individuals. Furthermore, the emotional intelligence remained high as years of marriage progressed but dyadic adjustment decreased with the increase in years of marriage. This implies that emotional intelligence and years of marriage play a limited role in the dyadic adjustment of married individuals. The current findings can be utilized in the development of indigenous intervention plans for marital adjustment and conflict resolution.