PARENTAL REARING PRACTICES AS PREDICTORS OF RESILIENCE AND EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AMONG YOUNG ADULTS
Positive psychology has highlighted that emotional intelligence and resilience play an important role in individual‟s success in society. However, the role of parental rearing practices with relation to emotional intelligence and resilience has not yet been explored. Therefore, the present study was an endeavor to explore the role of parental rearing practices particularly, emotional warmth in predicting emotional intelligence and resilience among young adults. Sample comprised of 465 students (227 women, 238 men) with age ranged from 18-26 years (M =21.4; SD =1.88) from public and private sector universities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Data was collected through Convenient Sampling Technique. Instruments used in present study were; Egna Minnen Betriifende Uppfostran (EMBU) Scale (Arrindell, 1999; translated by Zafar, 2014) for measuring emotional warmth; Resiliency Scale (ER89) (Aslam, 2007), and Emotional Intelligence Scale (Wong & Law, 2002). Results revealed that perceived emotional warmth positively correlated with resilience and emotional intelligence. Moreover, perceived emotional warmth was significant predictor for resilience and emotional intelligence. Further, significant gender differences were also observed on emotional warmth; women reported more perceived emotional warmth as compared to men. Findings of the study have been discussed with reference to pertinent literature and implications for both clinical and non-clinical sample have been given.