Title

Emotional Intelligence: A Moderator of Perceived Alcohol Peer Norms and Alcohol Use

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Journal of Drug Education

Volume

38

Issue

1

First Page

69

81

Publication Date

2008

Abstract

This study investigated the roles of emotional intelligence and perceived alcohol peer norms in relation to alcohol use. Two hundred and forty-two undergraduates completed the Campus Survey of Alcohol and Other Drug Norms (Core Institute, 1997) and the Emotional Intelligence Scale (Schutte, Malouff, Hall, Haggerty, & Cooper, 1998). Contrary to emerging research findings, emotional intelligence (EI) was not directly associated with the study's alcohol-use variables. However, the moderating role of EI was supported in the relationship between perceived alcohol peer norms and students' alcohol use. Among college students with lower EI, there was a significantly stronger association between these variables, compared to students with higher EI.

Publication Information

Ghee, A. C., & Johnson, C. S. (2008). Emotional intelligence: A moderator of perceived alcohol peer norms and alcohol use. Journal of Drug Education, 38(1), 69-81.