A Study On Emotional Intelligence And Academic Achievement In Malaysia

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Cyndra Robert Budull
Nur Khairunisa Abu Talip
Noreriani Sabturani
Theresa Ahing
Muhamad Syukrie Abu Talip

Abstract

The study aimed to explore the relationship between emotional intelligence (EI) and academic achievement (AA) among undergraduate university students in Malaysia. Four hundred and sixty (n=460) undergraduate university students in Malaysia involved in the present study. The Assessing Emotional Scale (AES) questionnaire was used to measure EI, while the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) used to determine AA scores. Pearson correlations were utilized to examine the relationship between EI and AA. The findings showed positive and weak relationship between overall emotional intelligence (EI) and academic achievement (r=.090), perception of emotion (PE) and academic achievement (r=.016) and managing others’ emotion (MOTE) and academic achievement (r=.044). Perception of Emotion (PE) are found significantly and positively correlate with academic achievement (r=.101). A significant positive relationship also reported between Managing Own Emotion (MOE) and academic achievement (r=.123).


This study helps in understanding and providing information on the university students’ emotional intelligence and academic achievement during undergraduate life.

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Budull, C. R., Talip, N. K. A., Sabturani, N., Ahing, T., & Talip, M. S. A. (2020). A Study On Emotional Intelligence And Academic Achievement In Malaysia. Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, 7(10), 109-115. https://doi.org/10.14738/assrj.710.9167
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