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Peers and parental attachment and emotional intelligence among delinquents in rehabilitation centers in Malaysia


Wahab, Rozita and Mansor, Mariani (2017) Peers and parental attachment and emotional intelligence among delinquents in rehabilitation centers in Malaysia. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 7 (8). pp. 635-641. ISSN 2222-6990


This study examined the effects of parents and peers attachment on emotional intelligence among Malaysian delinquents in government rehabilitation institutions. There were 203 delinquents aged between 11 to 19 years old were randomly selected from six different rehabilitation centres in Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur (WPKL), Selangor and Malacca. Respondent’s emotional intelligence was measured using the Assessing Emotional Scale instrument (AES; Schutte, Malouff, Hall, Haggerty, Cooper, Golden, & Dornheim, 1998), while attachment was assessed using the revised version of Instrument of Parent and Peer Attachment (IPPA; Armsden & Greenberg, 1989). Results revealed that mother, father and peer attachment were significantly correlated to emotional intelligence of delinquents in the rehabilitation centres. T-test analysis also indicated that there were no significant differences for mother attachment, peer attachment and emotional intelligence across gender. However, only father attachment was found to be significantly different between male and female delinquents.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Human Ecology
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.6007/IJARBSS/v7-i8/3269
Publisher: Human Resource Management Academic Research Society
Keywords: Attachment; Emotional intelligence; Delinquents; Rehabilitation institution
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2018 06:28
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2018 06:28
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/59279
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