Original Research Article
Year: 2018 | Month: December | Volume: 8 | Issue: 12 | Pages: 25-29
A Comparative Study of Emotional Intelligence in Physically Active Male College Students and Age Matched Sedentary Students
Dr. Deepa H SSenior Tutor, Department of Physiology, Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Bangalore, Karnataka -560066, India.
Objective of the current study was to find out the emotional intelligence of physically active male college students and compare that with age matched sedentary students.
Materials and Methods: Study included 120male college students comprising of 60 physically active male students and 60 age matched sedentary students selected randomly from the private and government colleges of Davanagere city. Emotional quotient was measured by the questionnaire “The quick EI Self-assessment” developed by Dr. Dalip Singh and Dr. NK Chadha. Test measures the different dimensions of emotional intelligence ie emotional sensitivity, emotional competence and emotional maturity. Twenty two questions given in the questionnaire measures emotional responses to different situations based on 4-point scale.
Results: Data were analysed by using Mean, Standard deviation and t-test. Physically active male college students showed higher values in all the emotional quotient dimensions when compared to sedentary individuals.
Conclusion: Higher values of emotional quotient in physically active college students when compared to sedentary students support the view that regular exercise has a beneficial effect on the emotional quotient and indicates the necessity of regular physical activity even in the college students.
Key words: Emotional quotient, Physical activity, Sedentary individuals