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5 - Personality traits, well-being and pain perception as predictors of emotional intelligence

Cristina-Ștefania Săceanu, Mihaela Chraif

aUniversity of Bucharest, Department of Psychology

Abstract

The aims of this research are: to prominence the difference between genders regarding personality traits, level of well-being and perception of pain; to highlight a arguable correlation between  personality traits , perception of pain, level of well-being and prediction of emotional intelligence; to identify the fact that personality traits, perception of pain, level of well-being are predictors of emotional intelligence; to highlight the possible differences between groups regarding emotional intelligence and level of well-being. It was inquired if personality traits, level of well-being and perception of pain are predictors of emotional intelligence with help of 4tests (personality questionnaire HEXACO-PI-R, psychological scale of well-being of Ryff, perception of pain questionnaire, TEIQue-SF).This research was made with the participation of 100 students from Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of Bucharest University. Results indicated the fact that personality traits, perception of pain are predictors of emotional intelligence and the difference between genders regarding sentimentality, emotionality, inquisitiveness, creativity, meaning of life, cognitive control and social support. It also revealed a significant correlation between personality traits and level of well-being, between personality traits and perception of pain, between level of well-being and emotional intelligence and between perception of pain and emotional intelligence .The results also proved differences regarding level of self- sufficiency, self-control and self-acceptance in correlation with level of emotional intelligence. Results of this research confirm results of previous researches but also bring evidence regarding differences between groups and genders.

Cuvinte cheie: stare de bine, inteligenta emotionala, perceptia durerii

Keywords:  wellbeing, emotional intelligence, pain perception


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