Relationship between emotional intelligence and family well-being among couples in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State
This study investigated the relationship between emotional intelligence and family well-being among couples in Yenagoa metropolis of Bayelsa State. This was against the backdrop of incessant family crises and maladjustment in contemporary society. The study adopted a descriptive survey design. Three hundred and eighty six couples were purposively selected from Yenagoa metropolis of Bayelsa State. Their ages ranged between 20 and 45 with a mean age of 30 years. Emotional Intelligence test of Akinboye (2002) and Osiki Marital Violence Perception Index were adapted for the study. Data were analyzed using Pearson correlation statistical method. The result showed that emotional intelligence has significant relationship with family well-being. The counselling implications and recommendations based on the finding were highlighted.
Keywords: Emotional Intelligence, Family well-being, couples