Ann Psychiatr Clin Neurosci | Volume 3, Issue 2 | Research Article | Open Access

Impact of Emotional Intelligence and Perceived Stress on Life Satisfaction among University Students

Kousar Ishaq*, Fakiha Shabbir and Rahim Akhtar Khan

Department of Psychology, International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI), Pakistan

*Correspondance to: Kousar Ishaq 

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The purpose of this study was to find out the impact of emotional intelligence, perceived stress on life satisfaction among young adults and to advance the existing literature regarding emotional intelligence, perceived stress, and life satisfaction to recognize the need to consider contextual factors. The convenient sampling technique was used to select samples from different areas of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. A sample of the study comprised of two hundred (n=200) participants including one hundred male (n=100) and one hundred (n=100) female young adults of age groups 18 to 28 years. The sample was chosen from various universities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad, Pakistan including National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Islamabad, International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI), PirMehr Ali Shah (PMAS) Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Iqra University (IU) Islamabad, National University of Modern Languages (NUML) Islamabad, FAST National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences (NUCES) Islamabad, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Sciences & Technology (FUUAST) Islamabad, The University of Lahore (UOL) (Islamabad Campus), Quaid-E-Azam University (QAU) Islamabad, Isra University Islamabad, Mohi-Ud-Din Islamic University Islamabad, and Bahria University Islamabad. Demographic data sheet, Wong and Law Emotional Intelligence Scale (WLEIS), Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) and Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) were used to collect data from the research sample. The results show that emotional intelligence positively correlates with life satisfaction and negatively correlates with perceived stress. Whereas perceived stress is negatively correlated with life satisfaction among university students. Results clearly show that gender differences are not significant for all variables this might be due to that the sample was of students and all of the students may experience identical stressors. Results depict that females are slight emotionally intelligent than males and males are more satisfied with their lives whereas, females rate higher on perceived stress than males.


Perceived stress; Emotional intelligence; Life satisfaction


Ishaq K, Shabbir F, Khan RA. Impact of Emotional Intelligence and Perceived Stress on Life Satisfaction among University Students. Ann Psychiatr Clin Neurosci. 2020; 3(2): 1028.

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