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Title: Experiential and rational processing styles, emotional intelligence and wellbeing
Contributor(s): Schutte, Nicola  (author)orcid ; Thorsteinsson, Einar B  (author)orcid ; Hine, Donald W  (author)orcid ; Foster, Roxanne (author); Cauchi, Avril (author); Binns, Caroline (author)
Publication Date: 2010
DOI: 10.1080/00049530903312865
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Abstract: This research examined a model specifying precursors of emotional intelligence and subjective wellbeing. The model proposes that experiential and rational processing styles influence level of trait emotional intelligence, which in turn influences subjective wellbeing. One hundred and fifty-four adult Australian participants completed measures of preference for rational and experiential processing, trait emotional intelligence, and indicators of subjective wellbeing (affect and life satisfaction). Structural equation path analysis identified a model for predicting wellbeing. Preference for experiential and rational processing both significantly predicted higher levels of emotional intelligence, which in turn predicted greater subjective wellbeing. Emotional intelligence fully mediated the effect of rational processing on wellbeing, and partially mediated the effect of experiential processing.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian Journal of Psychology, 62(1), p. 14-19
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1742-9536
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 170109 Personality, Abilities and Assessment
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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