Impact of Parents’ Socio-economic Status on Students’ Socio-emotional Intelligence at Secondary Level
Author(s) : Tahir Khan Farooqi
The current study was planned to explore the impact of parents’ socio-economic status on students’ socio-emotional intelligence at secondary level. The study was correlational in nature. Survey technique was used to collect data. Data were collected through self developed questionnaires, i.e. Socio-economic Status Scale (SESS) and Socio-emotional Intelligence Scale (SEIS). Four hundred respondents (Male=200 & Female=200) of 9th and10th class (session 2016) enrolled in public secondary schools from Sahiwal division and their parents were randomly selected as sample of study. Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) was used to analyze the data. In order to measure the relationship between parents’ socio-economic status (IV) and students’ socio-emotional intelligence (DV), Pearson r was computed. To investigate the impact of parents’ socio-economic status at students’ socio-emotional intelligence, regression analysis applied. A significant relationship was found between parents’ socio-economic status and students’ socio-emotional intelligence. Interpretation of regression analysis exposed that Family Background, Social Prestige and Home Environment can nurture the students’ socio-emotional intelligence. Economic status of parents has no significant contribution in developing students’ socio-emotional intelligence.
Key Words: Socio-economic Status, Socio-emotional intelligence, Secondary School Students.