Culture and Emotional Intelligence: How Much Does Culture Influence Emotional Intelligence Among Ghanaians?

Alfred Dickson Dai-Kosi, Victoria Akuorkor Acquaye


Emotional intelligence plays an important role in determining how each individual interprets and acts on his or her feelings in relation to himself and to other important people he or she comes into contact with. There are many factors that influence how an individual develops this ability of identifying or using the emotional intelligence including culture. This paper sought to assess the level of influence of culture on emotional intelligence and also whether it has affected Ghanaians negatively or positively. It was revealed from literature review that culture influences emotional intelligence and that Ghanaian culture has largely many positive methods that can be used to train children in developing sound emotional intelligence. Keywords:

Key words, Emotional intelligence, culture, psychological, social skills, personality

DOI: 10.7176/RHSS/10-14-03

Publication date:July 31st 2020

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