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Impact of emotional stability of working men in their social adjustment of Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Vidya Bhagat, Nordin Bin Simbak, Mainul Haque.


Background: Emotional stability is defined as a person's capacity to stay calm when faced with stress. An emotionally unstable person is more explosive, which confers that provoking of such persons puts them at enhanced risk of harmful behaviors. Whether the persons avoid emotions and the extent to which a person experiences anxiety in situations is determined by emotional stability. Emotional stability is associated with persons life, coping and adapting to various life situations. Moreover, it is intricately related to the individual’s occupational life, which has been focused in this study.

Aims and Objective: To ascertain the subject’s social adjustment, maladjustment, and their association with emotional stability.

Materials and Methods: Participants for this study were 100 working men selected from health, education, and banking sectors in and around Mangalore city, Karnataka, India. They were selected by a random sampling technique. Personal visits were made to the respective institutional heads of each of of these sectors; 35, 35, and 30 samples were selected from each of these sectors, respectively. They were randomly selected from each of these sectors. Eysenck Personality Inventory was administered to evaluate the emotional stability, and interview schedule was used to assess their social adjustment. Pearson’s X2-test was carried out.

Result: The result reveals that there was a significant (r = -0.873, p < 0.001) relation between the emotional stability of these subjects with regard to their social adjustment at their workplace.

Conclusion: The implication of this study is to develop insight among the employers and employees with regard to their emotionality affecting the social adjustment, which may pervade into the compatible work environment important for work productivity.

Key words: Social Adjustment; Emotional Stability; Working Men

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