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dc.contributor.advisorClimie, Emma A.
dc.contributor.authorEe, Bethany
dc.date2020-11
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-31T20:38:21Z
dc.date.available2020-07-31T20:38:21Z
dc.date.issued2020-07-29
dc.identifier.citationEe, B. (2020). Emotional Intelligence and Depressive Symptoms in Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/112354
dc.description.abstractThe current study investigated the relationships between emotional intelligence (EI) and levels of depressive symptoms in children with and without Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Measures of both Ability EI (the knowledge of what to do) and Trait EI (the actual behaviours and actions carried out) were included to compare and examine differences between the distinct conceptualizations as well as to capture a more comprehensive representation of EI. The current study included a final sample of 56 children between the ages of 8- to 12-years-old, 22 with ADHD (M = 10.51 years, 59.1% male) and 34 typically developing (M = 10.00 years, 58.8% male). The Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test – Youth Research Version (MSCEIT-YRV) and Bar-On Emotional Quotient Inventory: Youth Version, Short (BarOn EQ-I:YV [S]) were used to measure Ability EI and Trait EI respectively, while the Children Depression Inventory – Second Edition, Self-Report Short Version (CDI 2:SR[S]) was used to assess depressive symptoms. The present study confirmed that children with ADHD indicate significantly greater depressive symptoms and lower levels of Trait EI. In addition, Trait EI was found to be a significant predictor of depressive symptoms in children. Contrary to what was hypothesized, the current study did not find any differences between the Ability EI of children with and without ADHD. Similarly, no associations were found between Ability EI and depressive symptoms in children. Finally, the present study demonstrated that Trait EI was a significant mediator of the relationship between ADHD and depressive symptoms in children. Implications for practice and future research directions are discussed.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.en_US
dc.subjectEmotional Intelligenceen_US
dc.subjectAttention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorderen_US
dc.subjectDepressive symptomsen_US
dc.subject.classificationEducational Psychologyen_US
dc.titleEmotional Intelligence and Depressive Symptoms in Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorderen_US
dc.typemaster thesisen_US
dc.publisher.facultyWerklund School of Educationen_US
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (MSc)en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEducation Graduate Program – Educational Psychologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgaryen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGereluk, Dianne T.
dc.contributor.committeememberHindes, Yvonne L.
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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.