Adolescence Self Concept

914 Words4 Pages
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SELF CONCEPT AND EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AMONG ADOLESCENTS WITH RESPECT TO GENDER Aakriti Mehta Research Scholar, Department of Psychology, Nagpur University, Nagpur, India ABSTRACT: Contemporary era is discussing a lot about two terms Emotional Intelligence and Self-Concept. On one side where Emotional Intelligence is getting almost equal importance along with Intelligence Quotient than on the other side Self-concept manifest the answer to “Who am I?” So when we link these terms with the transitional phase called Adolescence, it requires more understanding. Few years earlier, it was widely accepted fact that only education plays a prominent role in fostering teenager’s life. Later studies changed this concept. On…show more content…
The students from the age group of 12-16 years, from different secondary classes were selected for the research. Participants were administered with Emotional Intelligence scale developed by Mangal and Mangal (MEII) (2001) and Children’s Self-Concept Scale (CSCS-AS) (2004). Later testing and interpretations were made with the help of standard statistical tools. Karl Pearson’s correlation coefficient was used for quantitatively measuring the degree between Emotional Intelligence and Self-Concept and Student’s t-test to assess the statistical…show more content…
[2] Initial researches had suggested that development of self-concept begins from 3-5 years. Later few researchers had proposed the age bracket of 10 to 11 years, where children’s assess their academic abilities and start comparing it with their peers. Adolescence is a period of life where the changes in ‘Self’ can be seen profoundly. Recent studies have shown the importance of development of self-concept and it’s supporting neural structure during this period. Its dynamic nature will always be affected by the external environment like new thoughts, new information, experience, people and social roles. Theorist like HIL & Lynch [1983] and Rosenberg [1986] have proposed the impact of changes during adolescence. At this age teen behave more gender appropriate and tries to re-evaluate his/her competencies with respect to gender. According to Humanistic Psychologist Carl Rodgers [1959] self-concept has three components: Real Image, Ideal self and Perceived self. Any conflict between these three may result into anxiety. In adolescence phase a more receptive thought process and better understanding of ‘Self’ begins. At this stage a teen can start answering better to the question “Who I

More about Adolescence Self Concept

Open Document