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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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QUEROZ, Nelma Caires  and  NERI, Anita Liberalesso. Emotional intelligence and psychological well-being among middle-aged and old men and women. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2005, vol.18, n.2, pp.292-299. ISSN 0102-7972.

There was carryed out a descriptive study aimed at investigate relations between psychological well-being and emotional intelligence. There was a convenience sample with 60 middle aged (45-55) and 60 old (60-69) males and females. Measures: Self-development Scale and Scale of Emotional Intelligence. Results: Male subjects scored higher than female on self motivation and self conscientiouness (MIE). There occurred significant relations between self motivation and self acceptation (MIE), and between self motivation and purpose, personal growing, mastery and generativity (maintenance and offering) (EDEP). Factorial analysis performed on EDEP resulted in five factors. Self development dimentions splited from others related to interpersonal relationships. Psychological well-being and emotional intelligence did not behave as independent constructs neither were consistently affected by gender and age.

Keywords : Psychological well-being; emotional intelligence; middle-age; old age; gender.

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