Comparison of Emotional Intelligence Levels of Students Studying in Summer School of Physical Education and Sports with Their Life Satisfaction

Nahit Özdayi, Ali Serdar Yücel, Mehmet Burak Demir


The purpose of this study is to compare emotional intelligence levels of students studying in 2017-2018 summer school of Balıkesir University School of Physical Education and Sports with their life satisfaction by some demographic characteristics. This is a descriptive study. The research population is composed of 865 students studying in 2017-2018 summer school of Balıkesir University School of Physical Education and Sports and the sample is composed of randomly selected 292 students. In the study, “Emotional Intelligence Inventory in Sports” developed by Shutte et al. (1998), revised and adapted by Lane et al. (2009) for use in sports with Turkish reliability and validity performed by Adiloğulları and Görgülü (2015) and 5-point Likert type scale “The Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS)” developed by Diener et al. (1985) with the purpose of determining the life satisfaction of people and adapted into Turkish by Durak et al. (2010) were used. General reliability value of emotional intelligence scale was found as α=0.927 and the same value of life satisfaction scale was determined as α=0.819, indicating a high level of reliability. Anova, Kruskal Wallis test, Jonckheere-Terpstra test were used in data analysis. All analyses were conducted with SPSS v17.0 (SPSS Science, Chicago, IL, USA).

In conclusion, it has been determined that emotional intelligence levels of the participants differ by the variable of age in the dimension of use of emotions, by the variable of department in the dimensions of evaluation of one’s own feelings and social skills and there is a difference by the variable of age regarding life satisfaction. It has also been established that there isn’t any relation between the emotional intelligence levels and life satisfaction of individuals.

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