Correlation of Emotional Intelligence with Subjective Well- Being at Students in Islamic Boarding School
An adolescent who is in a phase of looking for self identity is in high risk to face emotional and social
problem, because it related to social and psychological state which could affect to their life satisfaction and their
subjective well-being. This research aimed to analyze a correlation between emotional intelligence with
subjective well being. This research used cross sectional design, the population was students at Islamic boarding
school Surabaya, Indonesia. Data was taken by using simple random sampling and it got 256 students. Data was
analyzed by spearman test. The result showed that there were 139 students that had low emotional intelligence
where the life satisfaction were 42.45% had enough satisfied, 22.3% enough satisfied, 11.5% dissatisfied, 8.6%
satisfied, 2.8% very satisfied and 0.72% very dissatisfied. Meanwhile the P value has 0.000 that’s means that
there is significant correlation of emotional intelligence with subjective well-being. Students have to learn how
to increase their social interaction, doing some activity that need a team work and skill, because it would be great
to enhance their emotional intelligence and their subjective well-being.
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