The relevance of the study of the features of emotional intelligence of adolescents with Internet addiction is due to the widespread involvement of many people in the Internet. Due to age characteristics, adolescence is the most dangerous period. The emotional sphere of teenagers suffers the most from excessive use of the Internet, when natural communication is replaced by communication in the virtual world.
The purpose of the study was to analyze the assumptions about the existence of differences in the indicators of emotional intelligence in adolescents with different levels of Internet addiction and the relationship between the level of Internet addiction and emotional intelligence of adolescents.
Research methods: "Internet addiction test" (K. Young, adapted by V.A. Loskutova); emotional intelligence questionnaire "EmIn" (D.V. Lyusin); Spearman correlation analysis; H-Kruskal-Wallis criterion.
The study involved adolescents (14 - 15 years old) MAOU "School No. 96 Eureka-Development named after M.V. Nagibin", Rostov-on-Don in the number of 91 people (47 boys, 44 girls).
The main results of the study: adolescents with a high level of Internet addiction have a low level of emotional intelligence 66.7%; adolescents with an average level of Internet addiction have an average level of emotional intelligence - 56%; adolescents with a low level of Internet addiction have an average level of general emotional intelligence - 46%.
Statistically significant differences in all scales of emotional intelligence have been proved and significant moderate negative correlations between the scales "Level of Internet addiction" and the scale "intrapersonal emotional intelligence", "interpersonal emotional intelligence", "understanding of emotions", "general level of emotional intelligence" have been revealed. Thus, our assumptions are proven.
Conclusion. The results of the study will be useful for psychologists and educators to develop an individual program of psychological and pedagogical support for adolescents with Internet addiction and a low level of emotional intelligence.