IMPACT OF EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AND SEX ON SECURITY CONSCIOUSNESS OF UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATES (Published)
This study investigated the impact of Emotional Intelligence and Sex on Security Consciousness of undergraduate students of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka. 872 participants were used for the study. They comprised of 412 males (47.2%) and 460 females (52.8%) aged between 18 – 35 years with a mean age of 26.5 years and standard deviation of 5.34. Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire-short form (TEQue-SF) by Petrides and Furnham (2006) and Security Consciousness Inventory (SCI) by Umeobi (2013) were used to collect the data for this study. Three hypotheses were tested in the study. The first hypothesis which stated that “Students of high emotional intelligence will not differ significantly from those of low emotional intelligence on security consciousness” was rejected at F (864) = 7.20, P < .05. The second hypothesis which stated that “Male students will not differ significantly from female students on security consciousness” was rejected at F (864) = 17.64, P < .05. The third hypothesis which stated that “Emotional intelligence (high/low) and sex (male/female) will not have significant interaction effect on security consciousness among students” was accepted at F (864) = 1.11, P > .05. The results were discussed and recommendations were also made.