Emotional intelligence and its relation to everyday behaviour

This study assessed the discriminant, criterion and incremental validity of an ability measure of emotional intelligence. In this college students’ sample, EI was significantly associated with maladjustment and negative behaviours for college-aged males, but not for females.

Brackett, M. A., Mayer, J. D., & Warner, R. M. (2004). Emotional intelligence and its relation to everyday behaviour. Personality and Individual Differences, 36, 1387-1402. doi:10.1016/S0191-8869(03)00236-8