Faculty Mentor(s)

Advisor: Dr. Van Heemst

Reader: Dr. Vander Veer

Project Type

EdD Colloquium - ONU

Scholarship Domain(s)

Scholarship of Interdisciplinary Integration, Scholarship of Community Application, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Presentation Type

Other

Abstract

This study investigated the relationship between Emotional Intelligence (EI), social media use, interpersonal violence and gender. EI is a relatively new topic of research that has been of interest to many organizations due to the proposition that EI assists in the development of individuals. With the proliferation of social media, interpersonal violence and women in the workforce, a determination of a relationship between EI and those variables was warranted. The study was conducted at a small private Christian university. An online survey was administered to 123 sophomores. This study was a cross-sectional quantitative design, that utilized three established instruments to garner the results which were the Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire-Short Form, Internet Addition Test and the Comprehensive Misconduct Inventory. The study utilized correlational methods, as well as multiple regressions to determine relationships between the variables. Results indicated that there was a negative correlation between EI and social media use. There was no statistically significant relationship between EI and interpersonal violence. There was a statistically significant relationship between EI, social media use, and higher levels of family’s educational attainment, specific to father’s educational attainment and EI. In addition, there was no statistically significant relationship between EI and gender alone. This study has implications for further understanding of the relationship between EI and social media, additionally what other variables may affect EI. Further research is warranted to examine EI and interpersonal violence on more generalized population, as well as what other variables may impact EI and gender differences.

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Emotional intelligence: The effect on social media use, interpersonal violence, and gender

Wisner Auditorium

This study investigated the relationship between Emotional Intelligence (EI), social media use, interpersonal violence and gender. EI is a relatively new topic of research that has been of interest to many organizations due to the proposition that EI assists in the development of individuals. With the proliferation of social media, interpersonal violence and women in the workforce, a determination of a relationship between EI and those variables was warranted. The study was conducted at a small private Christian university. An online survey was administered to 123 sophomores. This study was a cross-sectional quantitative design, that utilized three established instruments to garner the results which were the Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire-Short Form, Internet Addition Test and the Comprehensive Misconduct Inventory. The study utilized correlational methods, as well as multiple regressions to determine relationships between the variables. Results indicated that there was a negative correlation between EI and social media use. There was no statistically significant relationship between EI and interpersonal violence. There was a statistically significant relationship between EI, social media use, and higher levels of family’s educational attainment, specific to father’s educational attainment and EI. In addition, there was no statistically significant relationship between EI and gender alone. This study has implications for further understanding of the relationship between EI and social media, additionally what other variables may affect EI. Further research is warranted to examine EI and interpersonal violence on more generalized population, as well as what other variables may impact EI and gender differences.