103 undergraduate students (38 males, 65 females) aged 19-36 years filled in questionnaires of emotional intelligence and social intelligence. Emotional intelligence was measured by the 7-items Emotional Competence Scale and its subscales of Empathy and Interpersonal Skills. The Tromso Social Intelligence Scale (TSIS; Silvera, Martinussen, Dahl, 2001) was administered to assess social intelligence. The TSIS consists of 3 factors: Social Information Processing, Social Skills and Social Awareness. Both males and females reported similar scores in exhibiting emotionally intelligent behavior. Significant differences between males and females were confirmed on TSIS Social Awareness subscale scores. Empathy subscale scores significantly and positively correlated with scores of Social Information Processing subscale.
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SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.