Relationship between father’s emotional intelligence and marital satisfaction with adolescent self-esteem and mental health

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Ali Rasouli
Hassan Heydari
Seyed Ali Alyasin
Mansour Abdi


Emotional intelligence is the capacity of perception, expression, recognition, application and management of excitement of oneself and others. The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between marital satisfaction and emotional intelligence of fathers and their adolescence self-esteem and mental health. A total of 384 students and their fathers selected through cluster sampling method completed a questionnaire which consisted of the following factors such as marital satisfaction, emotional intelligence, self-esteem and mental health. The research was designed as a descriptive-correlative survey, and data were analysed. For analysing data, correlation and regression were analysed using SPSS software. Results of stepwise regression showed that 26/6 of variance of adolescence self-esteem was explained by father’s marital satisfaction and emotional intelligence and 53/9 of variance of adolescence mental health was explained by father’s marital satisfaction and emotional intelligence.


Keywords: Marital satisfaction, emotional intelligence, self-esteem, mental health.


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