Emotional Intelligence in Modifying Social and Academic Adjustment among First Year University Students in North Jordan

Malek, T. Jdaitawi, Noor-Azniza, Ishak, Farid, T. Mustafa
2011 International Journal of Psychological Studies  
The present study examines the influence of emotional intelligence training in increasing social and academic adjustment among first year university students in North Jordan. A total number of 289 first year university students who were randomly selected from the two universities in North Jordan comprised both the experimental and control group. The results of the study indicate significant mean differences between the two groups having emotional intelligence as a variable. Additionally, the
more » ... ults indicate no significant differences between experimental and control group on social and academic adjustment variables. Supported by no significant mean difference according to gender between participants but the results indicate significant mean differences according to age between them. Although the descriptive statistics results show no significant differences as expected; the experimental group is revealed to be more effective with participants in all the research variables. Therefore, it is recommended that emotional intelligence training should be utilized as adjunct strategy in enhancing student social and academic adjustment among adolescents and adult students.
doi:10.5539/ijps.v3n2p135 fatcat:jc52kkcfhbbsddw4yxl2lm36xu