ERIC Number: EJ916093
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Abstractor: As Provided
Technical versus Non-Technical Students: Does Emotional Intelligence Matter?
Fatt, James Poon Teng
Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, v34 n3 p189-215 2004
Intellectual Quotient (IQ) has long been considered in education as the deciding factor in a person's success but have we overlooked emotional intelligence (EI) in determining one's success in life? In my attempt to reexamine the acceptance of EI, I studied the difference in EI between different groups of undergraduates in Singapore in terms of their field of study, gender and university. The sample comprised undergraduates from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and National University of Singapore (NUS), with a fair mix of gender and field of study. From their responses to an EI questionnaire, it was found that there was no significant difference in EI between undergraduates who study technical and nontechnical courses, as well as between undergraduates of NTU and NUS, although male undergraduates achieved higher EI scores than female undergraduates.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Emotional Intelligence, Technical Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Gender Differences, Student Characteristics, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Questionnaires
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore