Title

Lesson Of Emotions In The Family: The Role Of Emotional Intelligence In The Relation Between Filial Piety And Life Satisfaction Among Taiwanese College Students

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2018

Publication Title

Asian Journal of Social Psychology

Publisher

Blackwell Publishing Ltd

Volume

21

Issue

2018-01-02

First page number:

74

Last page number:

82

Abstract

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. © 2018 Asian Association of Social Psychology and John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd

Keywords

emotional intelligence; filial piety; life satisfaction

Language

English

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