International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Comparative Studies | Psychology | India | Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023

Impact of Emotional Intelligence on Achievement Motivation of Young Adults and Middle-Aged Adults: A Comparative Study

Mehak Chaudhary | Dr. Anjali Sahay

Abstract: Emotions play a very crucial role in our daily lives. Emotions are the most important way to express our thoughts and opinions. Emotions not only help us explain our behavior, but they are also the reflection of our thoughts and personality. Our emotional intelligence is subjected to challenges and change with age. This research aimed to examine and compare the impact of emotional intelligence1 on achievement motivation2 of two age groups, young adults3, and middle - aged adults4. Here emotional intelligence is the dependent variable whereas achievement motivation is the independent variable. Previous research under these two variables shows that emotions significantly influence our motivation. low emotional handling capacity tends to lower our achievement motivation, whereas higher emotion handling capacity increases our achievement motivation. The research was conducted on a sample of 80 adults (40 young adults and 40 middle aged adults) were given a 64 - item questionnaire to fill. Results suggested that there is a significant difference in the emotional intelligence of young adults and middle - aged adults. And there is also a significant difference between the achievement motivation of young adults and middle - aged adults. It was also seen that emotional intelligence shares a positive and strong correlation with achievement motivation with respect to both young adults and middle - aged adults respectively. This means that higher the emotional intelligence, higher will be the achievement motivation of both young adults and middle - aged adults. However, on comparing both correlations, it was seen that young adults have a slightly high effect of emotional intelligence on their achievement motivation. Thus, young adults depend more on their emotional intelligence for their achievement motivation as compared to middle aged adults.

Keywords: Emotional Intelligence, Achievement Motivation, Young adults, Middle - aged adults

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023,

Pages: 1542 - 1551

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