2011, Volume 3, Issue 4

Simple and Multiple Correlations between Emotional Intelligence and General Health in Personnel of Physical Education Offices



Farzad Maleki1, Parvaneh Shafie Nia1, Abdolhamid Habibi Abdolhamid Habibi1, Esmael Saemi1

1Department of Sport Psychology, Faculty of Physical Education & Sport Science, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz


Author for correspondence: Farzad Maleki; Department of Sport Psychology, Faculty of Physical Education & Sport Science, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz; email: f.maleki@scu.ac.ir

DOI: 10.2478/v10131-011-0027-z

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Abstract

Background: The purpose of this study was to survey simple and multiple correlations between emotional intelligence and general health in personnel of physical education offices.
Material/Methods: The descriptive survey research was adopted for the study. A total of 134 employees completed Schutte and Goldberg and Hiler questionnaires. The emotional intelligence questionnaire includes three subscales: Emotional Appraisal, Emotional Regulation and Utilization of Emotion. The general health questionnaire includes physical complaints, anxiety, social performance disorders and depression. Data was analyzed through Pearson correlation, Stepwise regression, One Way Analysis of Variance and the independent t-test (p ≤ 0/05).
Results: The results showed that there were significant negative correlations between emotional intelligence and general health, physical complaints and anxiety among the subjects. However, there was no significant correlation between emotional intelligence and depression and performance disorders. Moreover, the finding shows that utilization of emotional anticipation and general health is significant.
Conclusions: It seems that people with higher emotional intelligence have higher general health, too. Thus, based on the findings, it was recommended general health be improved via improving emotional intelligence.


Key words: emotional intelligence, general health, people, mental health, employees