The quarter-life crisis: investigating emotional intelligence, self-esteem and maximization as predictors of coping self-efficacy

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Authors
Walshe, Órla
Issue Date
2018
Degree
Higher Diploma in Arts in Psychology
Publisher
Dublin Business School
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Abstract
The inspiration for this mixed methods research was to investigate the correlation between emotional intelligence, self-esteem, maximization and the criterion variable coping self-efficacy and to investigate self-reported experiences of a perceived crisis in early adulthood and coping mechanisms employed and recommended. As hypothesized a multiple regression analysis showed self-esteem and emotional intelligence (TEI) significantly predict coping self-efficacy and a Pearson r Correlation and linear regression showed that high levels of maximization negatively correlated with coping self-efficacy. The main conclusions from this research are further research into the positive association between emotional intelligence, self-esteem and coping self-efficacy is warranted as is further research into maximization and coping self-efficacy and the concept of a quarter-life crisis.
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