The influence of emotional intelligence and learning style on student's academic achievement

Baljinder Singh Maghar Singh, Kuldip Singh
2008 Social and Management Research Journal  
This study explores the influence of emotional intelligence and learning styles on academic achievement of University Technology Mara Sarawak students. A sample size of 500 students at the diploma and bachelor level was selected for the study. The total number of usable questionnaires returned was 389 which gave a response rate of 78 %. Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire (EIQ), an adapted version of the Self-Report Emotional Intelligence Test (SREIT) developed by Schutte et.al (1998), was
more » ... .al (1998), was used in this study to measure emotional intelligence. The learning styles were measured using Learning Style Questionnaire (LSQ) which comprised adapted items from the 'VARK Learning Styles Inventory' developed by Neil Fleming (1987). The findings showed significant positive relationship between emotional intelligence and academic achievement and also between learning styles and academic achievement. The level of emotional intelligence of the students was found to be moderate and no dominant learning style was found amongst the students. The study concluded that emotional intelligence and learning styles have a positive impact on students' academic achievement.
doi:10.24191/smrj.v5i2.5157 fatcat:v6v2ilibinhl5azkiccshlqtii