Study Effectiveness of Emotional Intelligence on Increasing the Psychological Dimension of Quality of Life of Mothers of Educable Mentally Retarded Children in Esfahan City
AbstractThis study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of emotional intelligence on increasing the psychological dimension of quality of life of mothers of educable mentally retarded children in Esfahan. The population of the study, all mothers’ educable mentally retarded children studying in primary schools related to the education of children is unique city. Methodology: Sampling for this study was a cluster randomized manner. 30 subjects were randomly selected and randomly divided into two groups were divided and tested. To collect data from the World Health Organization Quality of Life Questionnaire was used. After the pre-test, Experimental group participated in 12 sessions of one hour and a half, intervention in the control group, received none. At the end of each post-test was used. Results: The psychological effect of emotional intelligence to manage the quality of life of mothers of children with educable mentally retarded analysis of covariance was used. Results indicate approval of the research question) Emotional Intelligence: (p ≤0.01). Conclusion: The results of the study also indicated that stress management skills, quality of life and two components (physical and mental) of employed women in the experimental group significantly increased.
Adib Haj Bagheri, M., & Abbasi Niaf, M. 2009. Evaluating health-related quality of life in elderly patients with femoral neck fractures. Journal of Nursing Research, 15, 71-79.
Afrouz, V. 2009. Introduction to Psychology and Education of Exceptional Children. Tehran: Tehran University Press.
Baron, R., Brown, J. M., Kirkaldy, B. D., & Thom, E. P. 2000. Emotional expression and implication for occupational stress; an applications of the emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-I). Personality and Individual Differences, 28, 1107-1118.
Baron, R. 2001. Emotional intelligence and self-Actualization: A Scientifice inquiry, 82-97. Philadelphia: Psychology press.
Bertelli, M., Bianco, A., Scuticchio, D., & Brown, I. 2012. Individual and Family Quality of Life in Intellectual Disability: A Challenging Relationship. Social Indicators Research Series, 48(4), 305-319.
Bryant, B. R. 2012. Assistive Technology and Support Provision for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Introduction to the Topical Issue. Journal of special Education Technology, 27(2), 3- 9.
Cherniss, C. 2000. Social and emotional competence in the work place. Rutges University.
Darbandi Ali-Zadeh, H. 2006. Determine performance on strengthening skills Emotional Intelligence Emotional Intelligence female students (with low emotional intelligence) high school graduate, MSc thesis, Mashhad University.
Dehkordi Hassanpour, A., & Shaban, M. 2004. Relationship between the characteristics and quality of life in cancer patients under chemotherapy referring to Tehran University of Medical Oncology elected. Journal of Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, 6(4), 63-71.
Dwivedi, P., & Pandey, I. 2013. ROLE OF MEDIA IN SOCIAL AWARENESS. Humanities & Social Sciences Reviews, 1(1), 67-70. Retrieved from https://giapjournals.com/index.php/hssr/article/view/hssr1110.
Fayers, P. M., & Machin, D. 2013. Quality of life: the assessment, analysis and interpretation of patient-reported outcomes. John Wiley & Sons.
Feinberg, E., Donahue, S., Bliss, R., & Silverstein, M. 2012. Maternal depressive symptoms and participation in early intervention services for young children. Maternal and child health journal, 16(2), 336-345.
Ghasemi, A., Kajbaf, M., & Rabiee, M. 2011. Effectiveness of group therapy based on psychological well-being and quality of life. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 3(2), 23-34.
Ghosh, S., & Greenberg, J. S. 2012. Gender difference in caregiving experience and the importance of social participation and marital satisfaction among aging mothers and fathers of adults with schizophrenia. Social Work in Mental Health, 10(2), 146-168.
Khamis, V. 2007. Psychological distress among parents of children with mental retardation. Social Science & Medicine, 64, 850-857. United Arab Emirates.
Lopes, P. N., Salovey, P., & Straus, R. 2003. Emotional intelligence, personality, and the perceived quality of social relationships. Personality and individual Differences, 35(3), 641-658.
Mayer, J. D., & Salovey, P. 1995. Emotional intelligence and the construction and regulation of feelings. Applied and preventive psychology, 4(3), 197-208.
McConkey, R., Truesdale-Kennedy, M., Chang, M. Y., Jarrah, S., & Shukri, R. 2008. The impact on mothers of bringing up a child with intellectual disabilities: A cross-cultural study. International journal of nursing studies, 45(1), 65-74.
Parsamanesh, F., & Borjali, A. 2011. Effectiveness of stress management training program on quality of life for working women. New Journal of Psychology, Industrial, Organizational, 7(2), 43-51.
Rohini, N. S. 2012. Management of anxiety and QOL in the parents of children with special needs through positive therapy. ZENITH International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, 2(6), 75-91.
Sharif, F., & Vedad, P. 2012. The relationship between mental health and quality of life in patients undergoing hemodialysis. Iran Journal of Nursing, 20(51), 25-34.
Schwartz, C. E., Andresen, E. M., Nosek, M. A., Krahn, G. L., & RRTC Expert Panel on Health Status Measurement. 2007. Response shift theory: important implications for measuring quality of life in people with disability. Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation, 88(4), 529-536.
Thory, K. 2013. Teaching managers to regulate their emotions better: Insights from emotional intelligence training and work-based application. Human Resource Development International, 16(1), 4-21.
Umashankar, K., & Charita, H. 2014. Conflict resolution through training on emotional intelligence and empathy in a workplace-an empirical study. Research in Business and Management, 1(2), 121-145.