The influence of emotional intelligence and learning style on student's academic achievement / Baljinder Singh Maghar Singh and Kuldip Singh

Maghar Singh, Baljinder Singh and Singh, Kuldip (2008) The influence of emotional intelligence and learning style on student's academic achievement / Baljinder Singh Maghar Singh and Kuldip Singh. Social and Management Research Journal, 5 (2). pp. 25-36. ISSN 1675-7017

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Abstract

This study explores the influence of emotional intelligence and learning styles on academic achievement of University Technology Mara Sarawak students. A sample size of 500 students at the diploma and bachelor level was selected for the study. The total number of usable questionnaires returned was 389 which gave a response rate of 78 %. Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire (EIQ), an adapted version of the Self-Report Emotional Intelligence Test (SREIT) developed by Schutte et.al (1998), was used in this study to measure emotional intelligence. The learning styles were measured using Learning Style Questionnaire (LSQ) which comprised adapted items from the 'VARK Learning Styles Inventory' developed by Neil Fleming (1987). The findings showed significant positive relationship between emotional intelligence and academic achievement and also between learning styles and academic achievement. The level of emotional intelligence of the students was found to be moderate and no dominant learning style was found amongst the students. The study concluded that emotional intelligence and learning styles have a positive impact on students' academic achievement.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Emotional Intelligence, Learning Styles, Academic Achievement
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > Affection. Feeling. Emotion > Emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence testing
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Higher Education > Graduate education > Graduate students > Malaysia
L Education > LG Individual institutions > Asia > Malaysia > Universiti Teknologi MARA > Sarawak
Divisions: Research Management Institute (RMI)
Depositing User: Staf Pendigitan 1
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2015 03:37
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2016 05:23
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/13058

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