Emotional intelligence Vs normative behavior of juvenile male convicts

Keywords: emotional intelligence, emotional competence, juvenile convict, criminal offenses, normative behavior.


In recent years, the level of crime among young people has increased, so there is a need to improve the methods of education and correction of such persons, which is why the in-depth study of the emotional intelligence of the convict is relevant. Based on empirical data, the components of emotional intelligence of male juveniles with normative behavior and convicts were compared. The following research methods were used: semantic, sociological (observation, interviewing, psychodiagnostic testing), comparative analysis, and correlation analysis. The study found that the level of emotional intelligence of juvenile convicts is lower than the emotional intelligence of normative behavior. Convicts have a lower level of understanding and control of their emotions, reduced empathy, which is expressed in the inability to consciously interpret the emotional state of another person, and reduced control over their expression. The above directly proportionally affects the ability of juveniles to commit criminal offenses, so it is necessary to purposefully influence and develop emotional intelligence and emotional competence in juvenile male convicts. Based on the constant analysis of the emotional intelligence of convicts, it is possible to more effectively identify and eliminate the causes and conditions that contribute to the commission of offenses and anti-social actions.


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Author Biographies

Olesia Pryimachenko, University of Customs and Finance, Ukraine.

Candidate of psychological sciences (Juridical Psychology), docent of the Department of Psychology, University of Customs and Finance, Ukraine.

Alla Babii, International Humanitarian University, Ukraine.

Ph.D., Associate Professor of the Chernivtsi Institute of International Humanitarian University, Ukraine.

Olena Shnarevych, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

Candidate of Economic Sciences, Junior Researcher of the Ptoukha Institute of Demography and Social Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

Olena Pavlenko, University of Customs and Finance, Ukraine.

Dr.hab. (Pedagogy), Professor, Head of Foreign Philology, Translation and Professional Language Training Department, University of Customs and Finance, Ukraine.

Vadym Rakhlis, West Ukrainian National University, Ukraine.

PhD in Pedagogy, Senior Lecturer of the Department of Psychology and Social Work, West Ukrainian National University, Ukraine.


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How to Cite
Pryimachenko, O., Babii, A., Shnarevych, O., Pavlenko, O., & Rakhlis, V. (2021). Emotional intelligence Vs normative behavior of juvenile male convicts. Amazonia Investiga, 10(45), 131-140. https://doi.org/10.34069/AI/2021.45.09.14