Adult Attachment, Emotional Intelligence and Depression among Low Rank Police Officers

Fatahyah, Binti Yahya and Law, Tyng Tyng and Nur Fatihah, Binti Mat Yusoff and Nor Mazlina, Binti Ghazali and Azzahrah, Binti Anuar and Merikan, Bin Aren and Samsiah, Jayos and Mohd Razali, Bin Othman (2020) Adult Attachment, Emotional Intelligence and Depression among Low Rank Police Officers. International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, 24 (5). pp. 2866-2879. ISSN 1475-7192

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The study was aimed to examine the relationship between adult attachment and emotional intelligence and depression among low rank police officers in Sarawak Contingent Police Headquarter. A correlational research design with a quantitative method and random sampling was adopted in this study. Three instruments were used in this study; Experience in Close Relationship (ECR), Self-Report of Emotional Intelligence Scales, and Depression – Happiness Scales. About 250 low rank police officers; 171 men and 79 women were participated in this study. Analysis of variance was used to estimate the adult attachment emotional intelligence scores as associated with depression. The types of adult attachment were tested as a moderator in the association between emotional intelligence and depression. The finding indicated that emotional intelligence was significantly associated with depression (r = .165, p < .010). Depression has showed not significantly associated with attachment avoidance (r = -.057, p = .552), but significantly associated with anxiety (r = .287, p < .010). The finding suggested that emotional intelligence plays an important role in controlling participants’ level of depression compared to adult attachment.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adult Attachment, Attachment Avoidance, Attachment Anxiety, Emotional Intelligence, Depression, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, , research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2020 04:12
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2021 04:32

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