International Academic Journal of Social Sciences

  • ISSN 2454-3918

Coping styles, resilience and emotional intelligence in clinical and nonclinical groups

Abolghasem Yaghoobi, Serwa Mohammadzadeh and Semko Mohammadzadeh

Abstract: The aim of the current study was to compare a clinical and nonclinical group across three psychological factors: coping styles, resilience and emotional intelligence. Participants (N =60) completed the Mississippi post-traumatic stress disorder scale, Connor and Davidson resilience scale, Moos and Billings coping styles scale and Schulte emotional intelligence scale. Results showed there are significant differences in all three psychological factors between 2 groups. Clinical group used emotional coping styles but nonclinical group more used behavioral and cognitive coping styles. Nonclinical group had higher emotional intelligence and psychological resilience scores. The results suggest that these psychological factors can be good protectors against prevention and treatment after exposure.

Keywords: Coping styles, resilience, emotional intelligence

Page: 112-121

Volume 3, Issue 1, 2016