Parental involvement and its relative influence on the emotional intelligence of high school students

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Author: Tuazon, Jennifer

Accession Number: 1277T

Class No: 371.4

Author No: T791

Copyright Year: 2006

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This descriptive-correlational study was undertaken to ascertain the influence of parental involvement, parent's job status and educational attainment on the emotional intelligence of high school students of the secondary public schools of Mati, Davao Oriental under the shepherding of the San Nicolas de Tolentino Cathedral of the Diocese of Mati. The respondents of this study were 376 randomly selected high school students. The data-gathering devices were the duly validated researcher-made instruments: the Respondent's Personal Information Sheet and the Emotional Intelligence Scale. The means, standard deviation, and frequency count were used as descriptive statistics while the one-way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), Perason's r, and the Stepwise Multiple Linear Regression Analysis were employed as inferential statistics. The level of significance was set at .05. The findings revealed that the high school students of the public high school of Mati, Davao Oriental have high emotional intelligence. However, when classified as to their fathers' educational attainment and job status particularly the unemployed, their emotional intelligence is average. Furthermore, the respondents' taken as a whole is high in the four areas of emotional intelligence, namely: perceiving emotions, emotions facilitating thoughts, understanding emotions, and managing emotions. The results revealed that there is a significant difference on the respondents' emotional intelligence when classified as to their mothers' involvement, mothers' job status and both of their parents' educational attainment. The respondents' mothers' involvement and fathers' educational attainment were found as predictors of emotional intelligence of high school students. Finally, a positive and significant relationship existed between the students' emotional intelligence and their fathers' job status and both of their parents' involvement, and educational attainment.


Keywords: parenting-emotions

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