ERIC Number: ED447739
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Exploring Emotional Intelligence Correlates in Selected Populations of College Students.
Wells, D.; Torrie, J.; Prindle, L.
This study examined the role played by emotional intelligence on occupational success, seeking to correlate college grades with measures of emotional intelligence. The study, conducted at a Canadian community college, involved two student populations: an adult education group and a group of automotive service technicians in a pre-employment center. The BarOn EQ-1 test of emotional intelligence was administered to both groups in the winter 2000 term. The test gives scores in five general areas: intrapersonal, interpersonal, adaptability, stress management, and general mode, suggesting that it could yield information that would enhance student development. The adult education group (n=41) was tested at the end of a year of school experience; one group (n=12) of automotive technicians was tested at the end of their first year; the second group (n=9) was tested at the end of the two-year program. While the study results showed some small positive correlations between shop grades in the second year of the program and total scores on the test, the small sample size and the possibility of confounding variables limit the conclusions that can be drawn from this research. (Contains 14 references.) (MKA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Education, Affective Measures, Career Education, Cognitive Ability, Education Work Relationship, Emotional Development, Emotional Intelligence, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Intellectual Development, Intelligence Tests, Job Training, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Canada