Emotional Intelligence, Personality Traits and Procrastination among Students and Employees of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Authors

  • Summiya Ahmad, Hareera Zeb, Hayat Muhammad

Abstract

The present study investigated the predictive relationship between emotional intelligence, personality traits i.e., introversion and neuroticism and procrastination among students and employees. It also explored the differences on emotional intelligence and procrastination between students and employees and across gender. Sample comprised of university students (n=60) and employees (n=60) working in various public and private organizations. The Schutte Self Report Emotional Intelligence Test (Schutte et al., 1998), Pure Procrastination Scale (Steel, 2010) and Introversion Scale (McCroskey, 1998) were used. Results of Linear Regression Analysis revealed emotional intelligence and personality traits i.e., introversion and neuroticism as significant predictors of procrastination. Personality traits i.e., introversion and neuroticism also predicted emotional intelligence. No significant gender differences were evident in emotional intelligence while males scored higher than females in their level of procrastination. Results also showed that students are more emotionally intelligent than employees while there were no significant differences in degree of procrastination of both groups. The study has implications in daily life, education and for work place.

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Published

2019-12-30

How to Cite

Summiya Ahmad, Hareera Zeb, Hayat Muhammad. (2019). Emotional Intelligence, Personality Traits and Procrastination among Students and Employees of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Pakistan Journal of Psychology, 50(2). Retrieved from http://www.pjpku.com/index.php/pjp/article/view/21