Moderating Influence of Gender on the Link of Spiritual and Emotional Intelligences with Mental Health among Adolescents

Life Science Journal, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2011

7 Pages Posted: 3 Dec 2011 Last revised: 21 Dec 2011

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Siti Aishah Hassan

University Putra Malaysia - Faculty of Educational Studies

Jafar Shabani

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Aminah Ahmad

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Maznah Baba

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: December 3, 2011

Abstract

This study examined whether, Spiritual Intelligence (SI) and Emotional Intelligence (EI) can be considered as predictor for Mental Health (MH). Also, this study explored the moderating effects of gender on the link between SI and EI with MH among high school students. The participants in the study were 247 high school students, (124 male and 123 female, in the age range between 14-17 years old) at the Gorgan City, north of Iran. The research design was an ex post facto and tested the alternative hypotheses. Three valid and reliable instruments were used to assess SI, EI and MH. Descriptive statistics, multiple and moderated regression analysis were used to analyses the data. The result demonstrated that MH can be influence by SI and EI. In addition, the moderating effect of gender on the relationship of SI and EI with MH was not established.

Keywords: psychology, education, spiritual and emotional intelligence, adolescents, mental health

Suggested Citation

Hassan, Siti Aishah and Shabani, Jafar and Ahmad, Aminah and Baba, Maznah, Moderating Influence of Gender on the Link of Spiritual and Emotional Intelligences with Mental Health among Adolescents (December 3, 2011). Life Science Journal, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1967771

Siti Aishah Hassan

University Putra Malaysia - Faculty of Educational Studies ( email )

Serdang, Selangor 43400
Malaysia
60-38-946-8160 (Phone)

Jafar Shabani (Contact Author)

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Aminah Ahmad

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Maznah Baba

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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