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Experimental Psychology (Russia)

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 2072-7593

ISSN (online): 2311-7036

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/exppsy

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Meaning of verbal, spatial and emotional components of intelligence in the self-assessment of quality of life at a young age

Razumnikova O.M., Doctor in Biology, Chief Researcher, State Scientific-Research Institute of Physiology and Basic Medicine, Novosibirsk, Russia, razum@physiol.ru
Yashanina A.A., Junior Researcher, State Scientific-Research Institute of Physiology and Basic Medicine, Novosibirsk, Russia, tais4@physiol.ru
Asanova N.V., Assistant of department of Psychology and Pedagogy, Novosibirsk State Technical University, Novosibirsk, Russia, asanova@corp.nstu.ru
Abstract
It is known that the general, and emotional intelligence reflects a person’s ability to adapt and are predictors of vitality, but it is unknown how these characteristics are combined to assess the current state of health. In this regard, the aim of the study was to investigate the contribution of verbal, spatial and emotional components of intelligence in the self-assessment of the quality of life of students. The study involved students aged 18,7 ± 1,5 years, 66% — women. It was found that the negative expressivity and empathy unhappiness are the main components of emotional intelligence that are negatively correlated with integral indicators of both physical and mental health. Spatial intelligence component has a greater prognostic significance than verbal component for the self-assessment of health status and its high values correspond to fewer symptoms of health disorders. Identified various forms of regression equations to describe the quality of life based on the components of emotional intelligence indicate the possibility of correction of psychological well-being using different contours of emotional regulation of behavior

Keywords: quality of life, self-assessment of health, verbal, spatial and emotional intelligence

Column: Psychology of intelligence

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/exppsy.2017100403

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