n IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Emotional intelligence, locus of control and conflict handling skills as predictors of non-violent behaviour among university students in south-western Nigeria

Volume 20, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1117-1421



This study examined Emotional Intelligence, Locus of control and Conflict Handling Skills as predictors of non-violent behaviours among university students in South-Western Nigeria. The population was all the Nigerian University students in the South-Western Nigerian out of which a sample of 1,000 participants were selected using the simple random sampling technique. Three research questions were raised. The instruments used to collect data were: (i) Emotional and social competency inventory by Goleman D. (2007); (ii) The internal control index by Duttweilar, P.C (1984); (iii) Conflict Handling Behaviour Rating scale by Hameed A. (2002). The instruments were administered at the four Universities used for the study while Multiple Regression Analysis and Pearson Product Moment Correlation were used to analyse the data at 0.05 level of significance. The findings revealed that there was a significant relationship between each of the independent valuables. There was a joint effect of the independent variables on non-violent behaviour of the students. Also, there was a contribution of each of the independent variables to the prediction of non-violent behaviour among the students.

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