CORRELATION BETWEEN EMOTIONAL QUOTIENT AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AMONG SECOND YEAR B.Sc. NURSING STUDENTS

Anoopa K R, Anand S, Amal James, Anu S Khosh, Tincy Gerald
2017 International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy  
Emotional intelligence represented by emotional quotient indicates an individual's ability to identify, evaluate, control and express emotions. It can be considered even as a better predictor of success in an individual's career especially when one is in health care discipline. Objectives of the present study were to assess the emotional quotient of second year B.Sc. Nursing students, to assess the academic performance of Second year B.Sc. Nursing students and to determine the correlation
more » ... e correlation between the emotional quotient and academic performance. The study included 39 second year B.Sc. nursing students from a selected College of Nursing at Kollam. Demographic proforma was used to collect the demographic variables. Emotional quotient was assessed using Emotional Quotient Self-Assessment Checklist and the academic performance was assessed by the scores obtained by the students in their First year B.Sc. Nursing Degree examination 2014. All the students were females in the age group of 18 years. The percentage of students with very high, high, moderate and very low emotional quotient was 10.25%, 69.23%, 17.95% and 2.56% respectively. The mean emotional quotient was 66.128 with standard deviation of 13.824. Regarding academic performance, no students belonged to the very high and very low category and 46.2%, 51.3% and 2.5% had high, moderate and low level of academic performance respectively. The mean academic performance was 55.656 with standard deviation was 8.831. Present study has shown a weak positive correlation of emotional quotient and academic performance among nursing students (r = 0.0521). No association was found between selected demographic variables, and academic performance and emotional quotient.
doi:10.7897/2277-4343.076251 fatcat:kh7xlzkawjhqzkkdmlhbviq5vy