IQ, Emotional Intelligence and its Impact on Academic Achievement

Author: Maryam Zulfiqar Butt

Supervisor: Dr. Saima Dawood

Degree: BS

Year: 2005-2009

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The purpose of the study was to see the relationship between emotional intelligence and academic achievement among college students. Correlational Research Design was used in the study. A sample of 199 students was collected through Purposive sampling. The sample including 65 boys and 13 girls was taken from 6 different colleges of Lahore: Fatima Jinnah College for Women, Govt. Model Degree College for Women, Govt, Degree College for Women, APWA College for Women, Forman Christian College and KIPS Boys College. Two scales were administered on the participants. Scale for Emotional Intelligence (Dawood, Rahman & Sheikh, 2008) consisting of five scales: Self Awareness, Self Regulation, Motivation, Empathy and Social Skills were administered to assess the level of emotional intelligence of the participants. Otis Mental Ability Test was administered to obtain an IQ score of the participants. Academic achievement was measured by obtaining the previous academic records including obtained marks in matric and intermediate. The results showed that there existed a positive correlation between emotional intelligence and the academic achievement of participants.

Keywords: : Emotional Intelligence, Academic Achievement, IQ.

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