Trait Emotional Intelligence as a Predictor of Academic Performance in University Students
The study examined the predictive relationship between emotional intelligence and academic performance as depicted by Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) in university students. The study sample comprised of 313 participants (161 males and 152 females), with age range of 19 to 30 years (Mean age = 21.49, Std Deviation = 2.308). Data was collected from different Universities of Karachi-Pakistan. Demographic Information Form and Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire Form (TEIQue-SF; Petrides & Furnham, 2003) were administered on all participants. CGPA of students were recorded. Data analysis was done by using SPSS (version-18). Linear Regression Analysis reflects the trait emotional intelligence as a significant predictor of academic performance in University students. Implications and pathways for further research are suggested.
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