Emotional and positive intelligence as precursors of the individual’s quality of life

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Eleonora Nosenko
Iryna Arshava
Kostiantyn Kutovyy
Inna Arshava
Victoria Kornienko


Emotional intelligence, conceptualised as the individual’s ability to control one’s own emotions and maintain positive relations with other people in the course of the interpersonal interaction, is by now universally recognised as a dynamic personality trait that can be purposefully developed and is likely to predict the quality of life. The new phenomenon, identified recently – positive intelligence – is also hypothesized to be predictive of the quality of life. We have conducted an exploratory study with the Ukrainian language speaking, on 60 subjects (graduate specialists with higher education) using this phenomenon alongside with emotional intelligence quotient. Two groups of subjects, which differed on the quality of life, appeared to differ on the Emotional and Positive intelligence, while there were no differences between them, as was expected, on the cognitive intelligence. The results open up new vistas for investigating the role of different forms of intelligence for enhancing the individuals’ quality of life.

Keywords: Intelligence, cognitive, emotional, positive, quality of life.


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Nosenko, E., Arshava, I., Kutovyy, K., Arshava, I., & Kornienko, V. (2019). Emotional and positive intelligence as precursors of the individual’s quality of life. New Trends and Issues Proceedings on Humanities and Social Sciences, 6(7), 216-222. https://doi.org/10.18844/prosoc.v6i7.4530