Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


Significant Predictors of Emotional Competence on Subjective Well-Being in School

Author(s): Puspita Adhi Kusuma Wijayanti, Miryam Wedyaswari, Witriani

 Background: Emotional Competence (EC) which refers to ability manage one’s own emotions and those of others, has been strongly associated to Subjective Well-Being (SWB) in multiple studies. However, little research has compared which important dimensions of EC predict SWB in specific domain, i.g. school. Previous researches mostly measured SWB in overall domain.

Objective: We study the dimensions of EC that significantly predict SWB in specific domain, i.e., school.

Methods: 45 senior high school students completed the two questionnaires. We ran Pearson correlation and multiple regressions to assess the correlation among two variables.

Results: EC significantly predict SWB in school at moderate level. Intrapersonal significantly predict SWB with dimension of expression and comprehension supply significant contribution. Interpersonal does not predict SWB, but dimension of utilization in interpersonal competence provide significant contribution to SWB in school.

Conclusion: Emotional competence especially intrapersonal emotional competence promotes high school student’s subjective well-being in school.

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