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ERIC Number: EJ900909
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1696-2095
Emotional Intelligence, Creativity and Academic Achievement of Business Administration Students
Olatoye, R. Ademola; Akintunde, S. O.; Yakasai, M. I.
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, v8 n2 p763-786 2010
Introduction: This study investigated the extent to which the level of creativity and emotional intelligence influenced the level of academic achievement of Higher National Diploma HND business administration students of Polytechnics in the South Western States of Nigeria. Method: Three instruments; Student Cumulative Grade Point (CGPA) Information Format (SCIF); Wong and Law Emotional Intelligence Scale (WLEIS) and Nicolas Holt Creativity Test (NHCT) were used to collect data on the emotional intelligence, creativity and the academic achievement of a sample of 235 subjects. Results: There is a very low negative, no significant relationship between creativity and CGPA scores (r=-0.004, p greater than 0.05). There was no significant difference between male and female students' academic achievement, creativity and emotional intelligence. Discussion and Conclusions: An emotionally intelligent student in the Polytechnic system is likely to be creative but not likely to be a high academic achiever. Polytechnic Management should also ensure a Creativity and Emotional Intelligent-friendly school environment. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria