Emotional Intelligence and Coping Style Based on The Nature of Family among Young Adults-3 and -4

A healthy family environment is considered a major force in moulding young adults to become more adaptable and emotionally matured people, to deal with situations. It helps to develop the abilities to set themselves apart from parents or leave from the sheltering care of their own family and lead an independent life. Though researchers and theorists have increasingly recognised the role of parental involvement in the overall development of children, the prominent role of family functioning aspects in developing emotional intelligence and coping style among young adults is still an under researched area. The present study focused on the importance of the nature of family on emotional intelligence and thereby coping style of young adults, who just emerged out from their adolescent period. The participants for the present study consisted of 433 (303 females and 130 males) in the age range of 20 to 24 years. Simple random sampling technique was used for the present study. The instruments used for the study were Emotional Intelligence Inventory (EII) and Coping Style Questionnaire. t-test was used to analyse data. The results of the study showed that the nature of the family itself has a role on emotional intelligence and coping styles among young adults.