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نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
Aims: This study aimed to compare students’ emotional intelligence with their problem-solving and flexibility ability. Method: The research method was ex pact facto and the sample included 78 male and female students who were randomly assigned to the experimental situation. Research instruments included Cattell Situation of Locus Cognition Test and Bar On Emotional Intelligence Test. Analysis of variance was used to analyze the data. Results: Results showed that the group with nonflexiblity and lack of problem – solving ability scored lower in emotional intelligence and its scale and the group with flexiblity and problem – solving ability scored higher in emotional intelligence and its scale. Conclusions: The findings showed that students with flexibility and problem-solving ability enjoyed higher emotional intelligence compared to the group who lacked these abilities. Therefore, the flexibility, problem solving ability and emotional intelligence are linked together and enable one to face challenges.