The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship of emotional intelligence with social adjustment and also to know the mediating role orderly played by parental bonding. In this correlational research, 400 university students participated who were approached through convenient sampling and completed three instruments to collect the data: Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire, Social Adjustment Scale, and Parental Bonding Instrument. The finding showed the significant relationship of emotional intelligence with social adjustment and parental bonding. The finding further indicated the significant relationship between social adjustment and parental bonding subscales. Findings revealed that parental bonding played a role between emotional intelligence and social adjustment as mediator.
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