The role of Emotional Intelligence as the determinant of personality contribution as authentic happiness among children


  • Hari Krishnan Faculty of Education and Human Development Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia



Personality, children, emotional intelligence, authentic happiness.


The objective of this research was to evaluate the relationship between the personality and the authentic happiness among children and the role of emotional intelligence as the moderating factor in the relationship. In this research, there is a total of children (N=200) randomly selected from primary schools in Malaysia and the instruments of this research was AU on the authentic happiness, the WLEIS for the emotional intelligence scales and the NEO Five-Factor Inventory for personality. From the research, it was concluded that authentic happiness is significantly correlated with personality factors and emotional intelligence. In addition, emotional intelligence moderated the relationship between personality and authentic happiness. The implications for child psychology and exploratory data give a fundamental background for further research.