Emotional Intelligence, Religious Orientation and Marital Satisfaction as Predictors of Psychological Well-Being and Life-Satisfaction among the Anglican Clergy (Published)
The study examined emotional intelligence, religious orientation and marital satisfaction as predictors of psychological well-being and life satisfaction among the Anglican Clergy in Anambra State, Nigeria with 435 participants sampled through cluster and random sampling methods. Valid/reliable Emotional, Marital, Religious and Well-being scales measured emotional intelligence, marital satisfaction, religious orientation and psychological well-being respectively, adopting cross-sectional survey research design and multiple regression analysis statistics. Findings: Emotional intelligence and marital satisfaction had joint and independent prediction of psychological well-being, except for the independent prediction of religious orientation on psychological well-being (emotional intelligence β =.473, t = 10.577, P <.05; religious orientation β = .074, t = 1.722, P >.05 and marital satisfaction β = .088, t = 2.054, P <.05) and emotional intelligence, religious orientation and marital satisfaction have joint and independent prediction of life satisfaction (emotional intelligence β = .220, t = 4.539, P <.05, religious orientation β = .204, t = 4.352, P >.05, and marital satisfaction β = .204, t = 4.352, P <.05). Recommendations: The Clergy should engage themselves in training to improve their emotional intelligence, so as to enhance their level of religious orientation and marital satisfaction.