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Interpersonal competences of students, their interpersonal relations, and emotional intelligence
 
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Institute of Psychology, Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University, Warsaw, Poland
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Institute of Psychology, The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland
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University of Economics and Innovation, Lublin, Poland
Submission date: 2021-03-19
Acceptance date: 2021-03-25
Online publication date: 2021-05-03
Publication date: 2021-06-22
 
Current Issues in Personality Psychology 2021;9(2):125–134
 
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Background:
Some of the most important interpersonal competences are: effectiveness in dealing with specific interpersonal challenges and the ability to undertake appropriate actions in a given situation; the range of interpersonal challenges with which one can effec-tively deal; and satisfaction derived from one’s interpersonal contacts and relations, and from one’s social standing. One’s time at university is one of the most influential educational stages in one’s life and is a time of accumulation of changes related to a variety of dimensions of life. At university, young people, often away from their parents, learn how to be independent, make new friends, and make decisions related to their personal and professional lives.

Participants and procedure:
The participants in the study were 173 (92 women and 81 men) psychology students of three universities in Poland who volun-teered to complete three questionnaires: the Interpersonal Competence Questionnaire, the Interpersonal Adjective Scales, and the Popular Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire.

Results:
The results showed a positive correlation between the students’ interpersonal competence and emotional intelligence. The re-search has confirmed the value of the applied methods and the significance of social competences in the development of positive interpersonal relations and the ability to adapt to a new environment.

Conclusions:
The results showed a positive correlation between the students’ interpersonal competence and emotional intelligence. The re-search has confirmed the value of the applied methods and the significance of social competences in the development of positive interpersonal relations and the ability to adapt to a new environment.

 
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