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|Title:||Emotional Intelligence and Self-Esteem Mediate Between Perceived Early Parental Love and Adult Happiness||Contributor(s):||Sillick, Tamra Jean (author); Schutte, Nicola (author)||Publication Date:||2006||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/2950||Abstract:||This research examined the extent to which perceived parental love is associated with happiness levels in adulthood and investigated whether emotional intelligence and self-esteem mediate this relationship. In a sample of 88 Australian adults, with a mean age of 41.55, SD = 12.78, perceived parental love predicted adult happiness. Emotional intelligence and self-esteem were related to both perceived parental love and happiness. The relationship between perceived parental love and happiness was mediated by emotional intelligence and self-esteem. When perceived maternal and paternal love were examined separately, maternal love was positively associated with adult happiness with mediation through higher emotional intelligence and self-esteem. While early paternal love had a direct association with adult happiness, there was no mediating effect of self-esteem or emotional intelligence. Also, only maternal love made a unique contribution to predicting adult happiness, suggesting that perceived love received from a mother during childhood may be particularly important to the development of happiness.||Publication Type:||Journal Article||Source of Publication:||E-Journal of Applied Psychology, 2(2), p. 38-48||Publisher:||Swinburne University of Technology, Faculty of Life and Social Sciences||Place of Publication:||Australia||ISSN:||1832-7931||Fields of Research (FoR) 2008:||170109 Personality, Abilities and Assessment||Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008:||920408 Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being)||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal||Publisher/associated links:||http://ojs.lib.swin.edu.au/index.php/ejap/article/viewArticle/71/0|
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