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ERIC Number: EJ877244
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0196-5042
Influence of Emotional Intelligence and Need for Achievement on Interpersonal Relations and Academic Achievement of Undergraduates
Afolabi, Olukayode Ayooluwa; Ogunmwonyi, Edosa; Okediji, Abayomi
Educational Research Quarterly, v33 n2 p60-72 Dec 2009
This study examined influence of emotional intelligence and need for achievement on interpersonal relations and academic achievement of undergraduates. Questionnaires were administered to one hundred and ten (110) subjects. The independent variables are emotional intelligence and need for achievement, while the dependent variables are interpersonal relations and academic achievement. Independent t-test and analysis of variance was used to analyze the data. Results of hypothesis 1 confirmed that emotional intelligence has a significant influence on interpersonal relations (t = 1.83; df = 108, p less than 0.05). It was also confirmed (hypothesis 2) that emotional intelligence has significant influence on need for achievement among undergraduates (t = 1.51; df = 108, p less than 0.05). Hypothesis 3 was partially supported as emotional intelligence F(1, 106) = 4.61; p, 0.05) and need for achievement F(1, 106) = 5.03 had significant influence on academic achievement. However, the interaction effect of emotional intelligence and need for achievement was not significant F(1, 106) = 2.15; N.S. The practical implications of these findings are discussed and necessary recommendations made. (Contains 3 tables.)
Behavioral Research Press. Grambling State University, Math Department, P.O. Box 1191, Grambling, LA 71245. Tel: 318-274-2425; Web site: http://www.gram.edu/education/erq/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria