Emotional intelligence, relationship attachment, and family dynamics amongst African Americans

Pernella R Deams, Tennessee State University

Abstract

This study examined the prediction of relationship satisfaction of African Americans measured by the Relationship Assessment Scale (RAS). The predictor variables were emotional intelligence, relationship attachment, and family dynamics. Data was collected from 250 African American college students from two Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the South. Correlations were found between the predictor variables of emotional intelligence, relationship attachment, and the family Cohesion subscale. Emotional intelligence and attachment assisted in the prediction of relationship satisfaction, accounting for 9% of the variance. The results suggest that components of African American relationship satisfaction are inclusive of emotional intelligence and relationship attachment. Theoretical implications and relevancy to research and clinical settings are discussed. ^

Subject Area

Black Studies|Psychology, Social|Psychology, Clinical|Sociology, Individual and Family Studies

Recommended Citation

Pernella R Deams, "Emotional intelligence, relationship attachment, and family dynamics amongst African Americans" (2007). ETD Collection for Tennessee State University. Paper AAI3307985.
http://digitalscholarship.tnstate.edu/dissertations/AAI3307985

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