The Moderating Role of Social Intelligence in Explaining Attachment Style and Emotional Intelligence among Young Adults
The study aimed to investigate the relationship between attachment styles, emotional intelligence and social intelligence among conveniently selected 340 university students (155 male & 225 female). Relationship Scales Questionnaire (RSQ; Griffin & Bartholomew‚ 1994), indigenously developed Emotional Intelligence Scale (EIS; Batool, 2009) and Tromso Social Intelligence Scale (TSIS; Silvera, Martinussen, & Dahl, 2001) were used. Results showed that emotional and social intelligence were positively related with secure attachment style and negatively related with preoccupied, dismissing, and fearful attachment styles. High level of social intelligence moderates the relationship between attachment style and emotional intelligence. Limitations of study and suggestions for future endeavors have also been discussed.