Effect of emotional intelligence reinforcement program on controlling of teenagers bullying behavior
Introduction: This research was performed to study the efficacy of emotional intelligence reinforcement on controlling bullying behavior in teenagers.Method: This research consisted of a qui-experimental type (pre-test and post-test) with a control group. Among 100 mid-school students that were selected by a cluster random sampling method, 20 students were selected with a bullying semi-structured interview as a bully and divided randomly into experimental and control groups. The investigational questionnaire was the Schutte Emotional Intelligence Quotient (EQ) questionnaire that both groups completed in two steps involving a pre-test and post-test. Finally, the subjects were interviewed with the bullying semi-structured interview. Deta were analyzed using t-tests, Pearson correlation coefficients and regression analysis.Results: A strong negative correlation existed between the EQ of teenage boys and bullying. Thus, EQ reinforcement in bullying teenagers can lead to improved states of emotion, regulation, assessment and present emotion and reduced bully behaviors. Moreover, EQ can predict bullying behaviors significantly in the context of school.Conclusion: Because bullying is highly prevalent in teenagers and has negative consequences, EQ skills training can help them with emotional adjustments, assessments, regulation, and the use of emotion and reduce bully behaviors in the context of school.