A Study on Emotional Intelligence and Self-Confidence among Higher Secondary Students
The major aim of the study was to find out the emotional intelligence and self confidence of higher secondary school students. Sample of the study consisted of 300 male and female higher secondary school students. The sample was taken on proportionate basis according to the population of male and female higher secondary school students in the district. The study was co-relational in nature. The required data was calculated through survey technique. The instrument was named Emotional Intelligence scale by Malouff, Hall, Haggerty, Cooper, Golden, Dornheim to measure the emotional intelligence of higher secondary school students. The another instrument was named Self confidence scale by M.Basavanna to find out the self confidence of higher secondary school students. Statistical techniques like Mean, Percentiles, Standard deviation, and t-value were used to analyses the data. The result shows that emotional intelligence was independent of gender, subject, and locality of the school, type of family, father’s occupation, and family income. The level of higher secondary school student’s emotional intelligence was average in nature. The female students are better than the male students on their emotional intelligence.