Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name




First Advisor

Morton, Larry,


Education, Administration.



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The relationship between adolescent emotional intelligence and adolescent aggression was investigated. Seventy one 7th and 8th grade students participated in the study. The students ranged in age from 11 to 14 years. All subjects completed the Baron Emotional Quotient Inventory: Youth Version (Baron EQ-i:YV) as a measure of emotional intelligence. They also completed an Aggression Questionnaire (Buss & Perry, 1992, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 63, 452--459). Pearson product-moment correlations were examined indicating an overall significant negative correlation between Emotional Intelligence and Aggression (r = -.693, p < .001). Stepwise multiple regression analysis was used to further investigate relationships between components of Aggression and Emotional Intelligence. Analysis indicated that Stress Management (beta = -.736, p < .001) and Intrapersonal (beta = -.268, p < .001) measures were significant predictors of Physical Aggression. A second stepwise multiple regression analysis indicated that Anger (beta = .591, p < .001) and Hostility (beta = .292, p < .05) were also significant predictors of Physical Aggression. A one-way analysis of variance indicated significant gender differences with males scoring higher on Physical Aggression (p < .001) and Total Aggression (p < .01) and females scoring higher on Emotional Intelligence (p < .05). Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2003 .J65. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 42-02, page: 0368. Adviser: Larry Morton. Thesis (M.Ed.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2003.