The Journal of Clinical Psychology with Children and Adolescents publishes a study on the relationship between trait emotional intelligence (TEI) and two key indicators of well-being: trait anxiety and self-esteem.
Anxiety and self-esteem play a crucial role in the emotional lives of adolescents but have been less explored in relation to emotional intelligence. TEI is considered an emotion-based adaptive capacity.
The study includes 807 adolescents from Slovakia and examines how TEI relates to trait anxiety and self-esteem, also considering personality. The results are clear: TEI is significantly associated with both lower trait anxiety and higher self-esteem.
Furthermore, the study reveals that TEI is an important factor in adolescent well-being, explaining a significant portion of the variance in trait anxiety and self-esteem.