Trait Emotional Intelligence and Academic Performance: Controlling for the Effects of IQ, Personality and Self-Concept

Mercedes Ferrando, María Dolores Prieto, Leandro S. Almeida, Carmen Ferrándiz, Rosario Bermejo, José Antonio López-Pina, Daniel Hernández-Torrano, Marta Sáinz, Maria Carmen Fernández

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Abstract

This article analyses the relationship between trait emotional intelligence and academic performance, controlling for the effects of IQ, personality, and self-concept dimensions. A sample of 290 preadolescents (11-12 years old) took part in the study. The instruments used were (a) Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire—Adolescents Short Form (TEIQue-ASF); (b) Children’s Personality Questionnaire (CPQ; Form A, Part A); (c) IQ test TIDI-2; (d) Adaptation Questionnaire (CAI-1); and (e) academic performance. A positive and significant correlation coefficient between trait EI measured by the TEIQue-ASF and general academic performance was found. The TEIQue-ASF showed incremental validity to predict general academic performance, after controlling for intelligence, personality, and self-concept characteristics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150
Number of pages159
JournalJournal of Psychoeducational Assessment
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • adolescence,
  • academic performance
  • trait emotional intelligence

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