Because emotional intelligence (EI) relies on one’s own awareness of emotions, it may be helpful to see if there is a relationship with mindfulness. Previous research has measured both constructs using self-report measures and suggests that there is a positive relationship between them. However, a drawback of self-report measures of EI is that individuals may not be able to accurately report on their abilities. In contrast to self-report measures, other researchers have argued that behavioral measures better capture ability of EI. Therefore, this study will replicate previous research that examined the relationship between mindfulness and EI by administering a self-report measure of both constructs, and build upon this research by utilizing behavioral measures of EI. Specifically, this study will be looking at undergraduate students and observing whether students with higher mindfulness will have higher levels of self-reported EI and perform better on behavioral measures of EI.
Polanco, Camila I. and Cardaciotto, LeeAnn, "Knowledge and Perception of the Present Moment and Emotions" (2016). Undergraduate Research. Paper 12.