Emotional Intelligence and Academic Achievement of university students

Asghar Ali


This research was conducted to explore the emotional intelligence of university students and its relationship with their academic achievement. Through multistage random sampling technique sample of 400 students of undergraduate (BS) final semester was selected including 160 males and 240 females from all the BS students studying in 14 departments out of 7 faculties of university of Sargodha main campus. Bar on Emotional Quotient Inventory (Short form) was adapted as a research instrument validated through expert’s opinions and pilot testing with reliability coefficient Cronbach Alpha values 0.86. Data were analyzed through descriptive and inferential statistics. Major conclusions were; majority of BS students had markedly high level emotional intelligence and had excellent, very good and good levels of academic achievement. Female BS students had higher academic achievement than male BS students but emotional intelligence level was equal. There was significant moderately strong and positive relationship between academic achievement and emotional intelligence of BS students. For students having low level in different sub factors of the emotional intelligence it is recommended that university may design sport activities, seminars, and workshops for students to increase emotional stability and ultimately increase in emotional intelligence.  

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