Emotional Intelligence Among Secondary Students: Role of Gender and Type of School


  • Dhananjay Joshi University School of Education, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi
  • Indrajeet Dutta University School of Education, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi & Assistant Professor Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Bhopal




Emotional Intelligence, Gender, Adolescents, Private and Government Schools.


In recent years emotional intelligence has gained immense importance especially in predicting the success and failure of an individual in his life. The one who has high level of emotional intelligence is found to be better in handling the situations of life than one who has low level of emotional intelligence. Children in the age group of 14-16 years pass through the phase of life which is considered to be crucial in determining the development of a later phase of life. This phase is considered by many as stress and storm. Therefore, it is imperative that they are able to handle and control their emotions as it has implications for their immediate and future life. The present study was conducted in the urban settings wherein 246 students from public and private-funded institutions participated. The result indicated that female students have higher emotional intelligence in comparison to their male counterparts whereas the type of school does not act as a significant factor in differentiating emotional intelligence.


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Joshi, D., & Dutta, I. (2014). Emotional Intelligence Among Secondary Students: Role of Gender and Type of School. MIER Journal of Educational Studies Trends and Practices, 4(2), 167–182. https://doi.org/10.52634/mier/2014/v4/i2/1468





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