Emotional intelligence and addictions: a systematic review.

Bernadette Kun, Z. Demetrovics

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Abstract

Since the millennium, an expanding number of research articles have examined the relationship between emotional intelligence (EI) and physical and mental health. The relationship between EI and addictive disorders has, however, remained relatively well-hidden. We therefore systematically reviewed and critically evaluated the literature on this relationship. We identified 51 articles on the topic of which 36 fulfilled our inclusion criteria. Results indicate that a lower level of EI is associated with more intensive smoking, alcohol use, and illicit drug use and two components of EI play a key role in addictions: "decoding and differentiation of emotions" and "regulation of emotions."

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1131-1160
Number of pages30
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Volume45
Issue number7-8
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010

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Emotional intelligence and addictions : a systematic review. / Kun, Bernadette; Demetrovics, Z.

In: Substance Use and Misuse, Vol. 45, No. 7-8, 06.2010, p. 1131-1160.

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