Relationship of Emotional Intelligence with Parental Attachment among University Students

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Parental Attachment, Emotional Intelligence, University Students


The study aimed to investigate the relationship of emotional intelligence with parental attachment among university students. The Participants of the study consisted of N=200 participants including both genders (Male n=100 & Female n=100). Data was collected through simple random sampling from University of Sindh, Jamshoro. Two questionnaires namely, Parental Attachment Questionnaire, and Emotional Intelligence scale were administered on the participants. Findings of the study revealed that parental attachment, parental social support, and parent as facilitator of independence are positively correlated with emotional intelligence of university students. Moreover, significant gender differences in parental attachment were apparent where females perceived their parents as more facilitating and supportive. Implications of the study are useful for the parenting, family therapy and student counselling.