The Relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Alcohol Outcome Expectancies of College Students

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Neena Susan Prakash, Rinu Chaturvedi


The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between college students' alcohol outcome expectancies and emotional intelligence. Additionally, it sought to comprehend the connection between emotional intelligence and the likelihood of both positive and negative alcohol outcomes. The study also compared gender variations in college students' alcohol outcome expectations. 120 college students made up the sample, including 60 males and 60 females Measurement tools included the Alcohol Outcome Expectancies Scale and the Wong and Law Emotional Intelligence Scale. To investigate the relationships and gender differences, independent t-tests and correlation analyses were performed. This study revealed no relationship between emotional intelligence and college students' expectations for alcohol outcomes. The results imply that emotional intelligence levels may not have a substantial impact on college students' expectations and beliefs regarding the impacts of alcohol use. Furthermore, no particular gender variations in alcohol outcome expectations were found. These findings help us understand the alcohol outcome expectations of college students and emphasize the necessity to take into account additional variables that can affect these assumptions.

Keywords: Alcohol Outcome Expectancies, Positive Alcohol Outcome Expectancies, Negative Alcohol Outcome Expectancies, Emotional Intelligence

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Neena Susan Prakash, Rinu Chaturvedi. (2023). The Relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Alcohol Outcome Expectancies of College Students. Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities, 6(10s(2), 1060–1070. Retrieved from