Relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Academic Achievement of Adolescents (13-16 years)

Author: Humaira Yasmin

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Najma Najam

Degree: M.Sc

Year: 2007-2009

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


The research was conducted to examine the relationship of emotional intelligence and academic achievement in adolescents (13-16 years). Cross sectional design was used. By using non-probability quota sampling a sample of 120 students was drawn from English medium school. 20 high achievers and 20 low achievers were taken from each class (8th-10th) on the basis of their last year results. Schutte Self-Report Emotional Intelligence Test (1998) was administered to measure emotional intelligence. Afterwards their grades were compared with EI level of each student. Pearson product Moment Correlation was used to evaluate the relationship between emotional intelligence and academic achievement. The findings of research indicated that there is significant relationship between emotional intelligence and academic achievement, t-test indicate significant gender differences and difference between the level of emotional intelligence of high achievers and low achievers.

Keywords: Emotional Intelligence, Academic Achievement, Adolescents

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Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email:, Phone: 92-42-9231245

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