Emotional intelligence, relationship attachment, and family dynamics amongst African Americans
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.
Black studies|Social psychology|Clinical psychology|Individual & family studies
Pernella R Deams,
"Emotional intelligence, relationship attachment, and family dynamics amongst African Americans"
ETD Collection for Tennessee State University.