Resilience and Emotional Intelligence Among Students in Two Schools at Klang Valley Area

Rafidah Aga Mohd Jaladdin, Izyan Masli


This study aimed to investigate the relationship between resilience and emotional intelligence among high school students and to determine whether there is a significant difference between the level of resilience and emotional intelligence based on demographic factors. The sample was chosen by using random sampling and consisted of 100 students in form four studies from two different secondary schools. Two instruments were used in this study: Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC) to determine the level of resilience and The Schutte Self-Report Emotional Intelligence Test (SSREIT) to determine the level of emotional intelligence. Cronbach Alpha (α) for CD-RISC and SSREIT were .87 and .76, respectively. Descriptive analysis was used to describe the frequency, percentage, mean and standard deviation. Pearson-r was used to see the relationships, whereas t-test examined the differences of emotional intelligence between boys and girls. The findings showed that students have a moderate level of resilience and emotional intelligence. Besides that, no significant differences in resilience and emotional intelligence were found in terms of school location, gender and streams. However, result showed that there was a significant difference in emotional intelligence among male and female student, p =.004. There was a significant relationship between resilience and emotional intelligence, r .669, p=.001. The information from this study can be used by the Ministry of Education, school administration, Guidance and Counseling teachers and parents in order to achieve the nation’s aim to increase human capital development.

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