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THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE ON ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

AUTHOR/S: A. OZER, D. INCI, O. YILDIRIM
Sunday 1 August 2010 by Libadmin2009

9th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference - SGEM2009, www.sgem.org, SGEM2009 Conference Proceedings/ ISBN 10: 954-91818-1-2, June 14-19, 2009, Vol. 2, 857-860 pp

ABSTRACT

The increasing number of recent researches indicates that emotional intelligence and
social intelligence are more important than IQ in many fields. In literature, many
quantitative findings indicate that there is a significant relationship between academic
achievement and emotional intelligence skills. In other words, analysis indicates that
emotional intelligence skills can serve as a indicator of academic achievement and
effective learning. The main focus of this research is to discuss the relationship between
emotional intelligence skills and academic achievement in social skills and explore how
their relationship may influence academic achievement. The sample data for this
research is 372 School of Vocational Studies students in Istanbul. Thus, this research
aimed at exploring the relationship between academic achievement (effective learning)
and emotional intelligence skills. In the research, participants emotional intelligence
was assessed by the Emotional Competence Inventory (ECI, 2nd Version) developed by
Boyatzis and Goleman. According to the results, a strong relationship (r>0,40) was
found between academic achievement and emotional intelligence skills.

Keywords: emotional intelligence, academic achievement, social skills