Trait emotional intelligence facilitates responses to a social gambling task

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The present study examines facilitative effects of trait emotional intelligence on decision making in a socially moderated, financial context. One hundred participants completed the trait emotional intelligence questionnaire and a computerised gambling card game, designed to simulate financial decision making. The results show that participants scoring high on the sociability factors made significantly better decisions in certain card game conditions compared to lower scoring counterparts. Results are discussed in light of dual-process theories.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)523-526
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 04.2011

    Research areas

  • Psychology - Decision making behaviour, Dual-process theories, Trait emotional intelligence