emotional intelligence, life satisfaction, mental health, mental illness, university students hài lòng với cuộc sống, rối loạn tâm thần, sức khỏe tâm thần, trí tuệ cảm xúc, sinh viên


Emotional intelligence improves mental health and reduces the risk of mental disorders, especially among youth. Therefore, basic studies about emotional intelligence and its correlation with mental health in students are necessary for Vietnam to fulfill the overall picture of emotional intelligence and mental health. It also provides theoretical and practical evidence for developing intervention studies related to emotional intelligence in the future. This study was conducted among 484 Hue university students. Findings show that the prevalence of students with symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, and distress was relatively high. Emotional intelligence is strongly negatively correlated and could predict depression, anxiety, stress, and distress. Emotional intelligence also positively correlated with and predicted life satisfaction among participants in this study. Limitations of the study and recommendations for future investigation are discussed.



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