The purpose of the study was to compare the emotional intelligence among the underweight, normal weight, overweight and obese students of Dibrugarh University. The study was based on a sample of total 74 (seventy four) students of Dibrugarh University (59 male, 15 female), N1= 8 (6 male, 2 female) from underweight, N2= 53 (44 male, 9 female) from normal weight, N3=8 (4 male, 4 female) from overweight and N4=5 (male) from obese respectively. The Subjects were differentiated with the help of Body Mass Index. The data pretending to study were collected by administrating Emotional Intelligence Scale for Sports Persons (EISS) developed by Rajitha Menon A. and Jayshree Acharya. One Way Analysis of Variance was employed to assess the difference in emotional intelligence among the groups. There was not significant difference in emotional intelligence of among the groups as the calculated F-ratio (1.74) was quit less than the tabulated F-ratio (2.74) at 0.05 level.
Key Words: – Emotional Intelligence, Underweight, Normal weight, Overweight, Obese, Body Mass Index
Authors: Bimal Ch Gogoi, Papori Munda, Sumit Kr Thapa, Satya Changmai