Exploring the Development of Social Intelligence of Students During University Years

Mushtaq Ahmad Malik, Faisal Siddique, Syed Nasir Hussain

Abstract


interactions and achieve manifold developments. The purpose of the
study was to explore the development of social intelligence during
university years among University students. The study was delimited to
four year under graduate programs Bachelor of Science (BS) students of
University of Sargodha. The cross-sectional study includes the students
of BS programs 1st semester and 7th semester. Using multi-stage
sampling technique, 560 students in total from seven department of the
university were selected as the sample. Tromso Social Intelligence Scale
(TSIS) with reliability coefficient (Cronbach Alpha) 0.75 was used. It
was found that overall the development of social intelligence during
university years was at good rate and statistically significant. The urban
and rural backgrounds students and boarder and day scholar students
reported equal level of social intelligence; whereas male students
reported higher level of social intelligence than the female students. It is
recommended that the universities may arrange seminars and group
discussion to provide social interaction to students. University
administration and teachers may arrange co-curricular activities and
other social gatherings at inter-departmental and inter-university level.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.30971/pje.v35i1.563

DOI (PDF): http://dx.doi.org/10.30971/pje.v35i1.563.g155

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