Relationship between Life Expectancy as well as Social Intelligence and Adaptability to the Mediating Role of Resistance in High School Boys


1 Faculty Member, Department of General Psychology, College of Psychology and Social Sciences, Roudehen Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, IR Iran

2 Department of General Psychology, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, IR Iran


Abstract Background: Adolescence is a sensitive stage of life, where adolescents experience considerable emotional, physical, and intellectual changes. Hence, any delay in emotional maturity might be followed by serious problems in interpersonal relationships of adolescents as well as social challenges; the criterion for determination of social growth is the ability to adapt to others. Objectives: The present study aimed to examine the relationships between life expectancy as well as social intelligence and adaptability to the mediating role of resistance in high school boys in Tehran. Methods: It was a correlational descriptive study; the statistical population consisted of all high school boys in Tehran, fromwhom 250 students were selected by cluster sampling method. Data collection was based on Snyder’s et al. (1991) Life Expectancy standard questionnaire, Silvera’s et al. (2001) Social Intelligence questionnaire as well as Sinha and Sing’s (1993) Adaptability questionnaire. Results: The results showed that there is a significant relationship between life expectancy as well as social intelligence and the mediating role of resistance in high school boys in Tehran. It also showed that there is a significant relationship between life expectancy as well as adaptability dimensions (emotional, educational, and social) and the mediating role of resistance in high school boys in Tehran. Finally, it showed that there is a significant relationship between social intelligence well as adaptability dimensions (emotional, educational, and social) and the mediating role of resistance in high school boys. Conclusions: Based on the results, it can be stated that resistance plays an intermediary role in life expectancy and social intelligence with social adjustment.


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