Leila Siti Chairani, Melly Latifah, Istiqlaliyah Muflikhati


The Covid-19 pandemic requires people, including teenagers, to adapt to all aspects of life. It has an impact on the psychological well-being of adolescents. The main objective of this study was to analyze the effect of emotional intelligence, social support, and coping strategies on adolescent psychological well-being. This study used a cross-sectional design, and data was collected online using a questionnaire tool. 427 high school students in DKI Jakarta were involved in this research. Data were analyzed using the Spearman correlation test and the partial least squares structural equation model (PLS-SEM). The study results show that age is positively related to emotional intelligence and social support. Boys have higher emotional intelligence and psychological well-being than girls. The higher the emotional intelligence and adaptive coping, the higher the adolescents’ psychological well-being. Meanwhile, the higher the maladaptive coping, the lower the adolescents’ psychological well-being. Social support was not proven to have a direct effect on the psychological well-being of adolescents, but social support was found to have an indirect effect on psychological well-being, either through adaptive or maladaptive coping. Suggestions based on research results, namely, in an effort to improve psychological well-being, adolescents need to increase emotional intelligence through emotional abilities, social skills, self-control, and a sense of well-being. Family and adolescent environments can provide constructive social support. Besides that, adolescents can be accustomed to effectively dealing with problems to reduce their negative emotional impact and reduce strategies that do not change the situation or make it worse.

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