The current research aimed to examine the nexus of relationships between emotional intelligence (EI) and adaptive coping with stressful encounters among adolescents. More specifically, the study assesses the extent to which EI uniquely facilitates adaptive coping, beyond the effects of general intelligence and personality dimensions. The research is based on Mayer and Salovey's (1997) definition of EI as a hierarchically organized constellation of four emotional abilities that leads to emotional growth and en…
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