Lesson of Emotions in the Family: The Role of Emotional Intelligence in the Relation between Filial Piety and Life Satisfaction among Taiwanese College Students
Asian Journal of Social Psychology
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This study investigated the relationships between reciprocal filial piety beliefs, emotional intelligence, and life satisfaction among Taiwanese young adults. A total of 481 college students from Taiwan were recruited for the study. Structural equation modelling was employed to analyze the data. The analysis produced the following results. First, reciprocal filial piety was positively related to all of the four types of emotional intelligence: self‐emotional appraisal (SEA), others' emotional appraisal (OEA), regulation of emotion (ROE), and use of emotion (UOE). Second, both ROE and UOE had a positive association with life satisfaction whereas SEA and OEA had a nonsignificant association with life satisfaction. Third, the two types of emotional intelligence, ROE and UOE, mediated the relation between reciprocal filial piety and young adults' life satisfaction. The findings suggest that reciprocal filial piety, representing high‐quality interaction between children and parents, can facilitate individuals' ability to control and use their emotions, which in turn improves their life satisfaction.
Emotional intelligence; Filial piety; Life satisfaction
Yang, J. J.,
Lesson of Emotions in the Family: The Role of Emotional Intelligence in the Relation between Filial Piety and Life Satisfaction among Taiwanese College Students.
Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 21(2018-01-02),