Emotional intelligence and marital decision

Study on Bali Family Center Clinic, Denpasar-Bali



  • Lely Setyawati Kurniawan Forensic Psychiatry Consultant, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Udayana/RSUP Sanglah, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia


emotional intelligence, individual ability, marriage decision, marriage preparation, premarital class


Emotional Intelligence (EI) is individuals ability to recognize their self-emotions, emotions of others, motivate their self, and manage their emotions well in dealing with others. Towards a good IE, a person is able to control his/her emotions when facing unpleasant and painful situations. IE plays an important role the one’s life than Intellectual Intelligence (IQ) and influences decision making when married. The last three years, there have been 6420 divorce cases. The groups that have a good EI level turned out to be 3.5 times easier to feel satisfaction in their marriage. It was compared to those who have a low EI level. The marriage preparations included their participation in premarital classes also influences their married life.


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How to Cite

Kurniawan, L. S. (2019). Emotional intelligence and marital decision: Study on Bali Family Center Clinic, Denpasar-Bali. International Journal of Health Sciences, 3(2), 11–20. https://doi.org/10.29332/ijhs.v3n2.287



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