Emotional Intelligence and Religiosity as Predictors of Mental Health among Drug Addicts


  • Syeda Razia Bukhari, Maryam Riaz, Rimsha Khan, Syeda Zahra Gillani


Current study aims to explore the role ofEmotional intelligence and Religiosity as predictors of Mental Health among drug addicts.The current study core objectives were (1) To investigate the role of Emotional intelligence as predictor of Mental Health among drug addicts. (2) To investigate the role of Religiosity as predictor of Mental Health among drug addicts.Purposive sampling was used to recruit 100 people ranging in age from 18 to 60 from various regions of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Instruments used for the current study were, Emotional Intelligence scale,Index of Religiosity and Depression Anxiety Stress scale for measuring Mental Health. The findings have shown that the association amid emotional intelligence and religiosity is positive between the variables in drug addicts. Also, emotional intelligence has been found to have positive relation with mental health amidst drug addicts. Hence, amongst the drug addicts the relationship is significant only between mental health and emotional intelligence; however, the relationship between religiosity and mental health is weak and positive but significant. So, the two hypothesis are supported by the recent study that emotional intelligence and religiosity are the predictors of mental health in drug addicts.Given the importance of emotional intelligence in determining overall health, the study's long-term implications include giving data for trying to provide better drug addict intervention programmes and ensuring that degrading lifestyles are avoided.