ERIC Number: ED448207
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
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The Relationships of the Emotional Intelligence Inventory.
The purposes of this study were to examine the relationship between emotional intelligence as measured by the Emotional Intelligence Inventory (EQI) (M. Tapia and J. Burry-Stock, 1998) and intelligence as measured by the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT). Other comparisons included measures of verbal and mathematics scores on the Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test (PSAT), grade point average (GPA), and the demographic variables of ethnicity, gender, and levels of education of parents. A structural equation model was built with the variables that had a significant relationship with emotional intelligence. The sample included 319 high school students from the American School Foundation in Mexico City. The resulting data showed a nonsignificant correlation of OLSAT scores and EQI scores, indicating a lack of relationship between the construct of emotional intelligence and general intelligence, and there was also a lack of relationship with academic achievement as measured by the PSAT. A significant correlation was found with GPA. There were no significant differences when EQI scores were grouped by ethnic background, level of education of mother, and level of education of father. Females scored significantly higher on the EQI than males. The analysis of the structural equation model built indicated a goodness of fit index of 0.993, a root mean square error of approximation of 0.0489, and a chi-square of 5.123 with 3 degrees of freedom and p=0.163. These three statistics were sufficient to support the model. (Contains 1 figure, 18 tables, and 35 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Point Clear, AL, November 16-19, 1999).