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Emotional Intelligence: Influencing Smoking Behavior in Young Adults

Deeksha Sharma, Rachita Gulati () and Indiwar Misra

Jindal Journal of Business Research, 2017, vol. 6, issue 1, 14-24

Abstract: The present study examines the influence of emotional intelligence on smoking behavior (SB) patterns among 219 young adults belonging to the age group of 19–27 years pursuing management studies in India. The study is conducted with an aim to understand the relevance and importance of emotions in human behavior. The primary data collected are analyzed by binomial and multinomial logistic regression analyses. The study suggests that emotional intelligence has a significant impact on SB considering sex and age as moderators. It has been observed among the sample that males have higher tendency to smoke than females, and that age has no impact on the SB pattern. For the study, the reference category taken is non-smokers.

Keywords: Emotional intelligence; smoking behavior; managing emotions; stress; trait EI model (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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DOI: 10.1177/2278682117697414

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