International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Relationship between Emotional Intelligence, Social Physique Anxiety and Life Satisfaction in Physical Education and Sports Students
Gamze Üngür,  Cengiz Karagözoglu

This study aims to retrieve the relationship between emotional intelligence, social physique anxiety and life satisfaction among physical education students whom engaged to all kinds of sport activities and a physically active population. 141 students, 89 male (%63.1) and 52 female (%36.9), average age=21.6 participated to the study and completed Schutte Emotional Intelligence Scale, Social Physique Anxiety Scale (SPAS) and The Satisfaction With Life Scale. Students with high appraisal of emotions score have lower life satisfaction. Students with high social physique anxiety (SPA) have high positive emotional intelligence (EI) total score and appraisal of emotions score but negative correlation found with life satisfaction score and SPA. Results show that gender doesn’t have a direct effect on SPA, a Univariate ANOVA conducted to reveal the difference between gender group, EI group and SPA. According to results, gender & EI has an important effect on SPA. Female students with high EI level have a higher SPA than lower EI group of both males and females.

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