This study investigates the association of emotional intelligence with
influencing social factors with in peer group environment. The data are
collected from 234 students of two male and one female public sector colleges
at Mardan. Using Chi square and Gamma tests, the results reveal significant
association of peer group environment with emotional intelligence. Within the
case of peer group environment mutual cooperation, regular interaction,
sharing and respecting each other's opinion is positively associated with
emotional intelligence. In the light of these results, the study recommends that
peers should be sensitized to their role and interaction with adolescents in
order to get better results in terms of balanced emotional intelligence.
1-Shah Saud MPhil Sociology, Bacha Khan University, Charsadda, Pakistan.2-Arshad Khan Bangash Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Bacha Khan University Charsadda, Pakistan.3-Syed Rashid Ali Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, AWKUM, Mardan, Pakistan.
Peer Group Environment, Emotional Intelligence, Association, Chi Square, Statistical Analysis