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ERIC Number: EJ795801
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1542-3077
Academic Achievement and Emotional Intelligence: Predicting the Successful Transition from High School to University
Parker, James D. A.; Duffy, Jon M.; Wood, Laura M.; Bond, Barbara J.; Hogan, Marjorie J.
Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, v17 n1 p67-78 2005
This study examined the impact of emotional intelligence (EI) on the successful transition from high school to university. The short form of the Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i) was completed by 1,426 first-year students attending four different universities within the first week of classes (September). At the end of the academic year (May), the students' cumulative GPA was used to identify two groups of students: academically successful (i.e., GPA of 3.0 or better; n = 590) and academically unsuccessful (i.e., GPA of less than 2.0; n = 289) students. Results revealed that academically successful students had significantly higher levels of several different emotional and social competencies. These findings suggest that emotional intelligence plays an important role in the successful transition from high school to university. (Contains 2 tables and 2 notes.)
National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. University of South Carolina, 1728 College Street, Columbia, SC 29208. Tel: 803-777-6229; Fax: 803-777-4699; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Mississippi; North Carolina; West Virginia