Olga Kriegelewicz
Uniwersytet Warszawski

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE, MARITAL SATISFACTION AND PROBLEM-SOLVING STRATEGIES IN MARRIAGE COUPLES

This study investigated the relation between emotional intelligence and marital satisfaction and problem-solving strategies in the marital conflict. Emotional intelligence was measured by INTE Inventory (Jaworowska, Matczak, 2001). Marital satisfaction was measured by Marriage Success Scale (Braun-Gałkowska, 1979) and Diadic Satisfaction Scale, prepared for this study. Four problem-solving strategies (Voice, Loyalty, Escalation of conflict and Withdrawal) were measured by Problem-Solving Strategies Inventory (Kriegelewicz, 2003), in two versions: self-report and report of perceived partners’ behaviour. This measure refers to conception of Rusbult, Johnson and Morrow (1986b), and meets high standards of reliability (α Cronbacha from α = 0,78 to α = 0,94) and validity. The sample was composed of 147 marital couples. Study revealed that the most significant, positive predictor of marital satisfaction was emotional intelligence of men. Emotional intelligence correlates with Voice and Loyalty strategies in positive manner and with Withdrawal strategy in negative manner. It does not correlate with Escalation of conflict strategy.
Autor: Ewelina Soszyńska
Ostatnia aktualizacja: 09.03.2007, godz. 15:56 - Ewelina Soszyńska