International Journal of Education and Psychological Research
(Print and Online Peer Reviewed Journal)
Authors:  Dixon P. Thomas  Dr. K. V. Jeeva Rathina
The study aims to find out the main effect and interaction effect of social intelligence and emotional intelligence on the mental health status of secondary school students of Kerala. Data were collected from a stratified random sample of 628 secondary school students (289 boys and 339 girls) in the age range 13-16, studying in grades VII to X, with the help of standardized psychometric instruments. The consolidated were subjected to two way ANOVA with the help of SPSS to test the hypotheses. It was revealed from the analysis that social intelligence and emotional intelligence have significant main effect and interaction effect on mental health status of secondary school students. Such significant effects exist not only in the total sample but also in sub-samples based on gender. Though there exists a significant main effect of social intelligence and emotional intelligence on the mental health of students from joint-, and nuclear families, interactive effect of the independent variables upon the dependent variable was found limited to adolescents from nuclear families. Social intelligence and emotional intelligence have significant main effect and interaction effect on the mental health of students from all socio-economic strata and all levels of achievement.