Association of emotional intelligence with academic performance among medical students in South India

Bhaskaran Unnikrishnan, Bb Darshan, Vaman Kulkarni, Rekha Thapar, Prasanna Mithra, Nithin Kumar, Ramesh Holla, Avinash Kumar, Rithika Sriram, Namitha Nair, Juanna, Sanjana Rai, Huwwa Najiza

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Objective: The present study was designed to assess the association of emotional intelligence (EI) with academic performance among medical students. Methods: A self-administered semi-structured questionnaire was used to collect the information. Schutte self-report EI test was used for the study and the items were scored from 1 (strongly disagree) to 5 (strongly agree) based on 5-point Likert scale. Data were analyzed using SPSS version 11.5. The scores of EI obtained were then categorized into low (33-77), moderate (78-121) and high (122-165). The results obtained were then expressed as proportions, statistical test Chi-square was used and p<0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results: A total of 532 participants were assessed for EI. Around 1.9% had low EI, 61.8% had moderate EI and 36.3% had high EI. Gender, academic performance and satisfaction with the career choice were found to be statistically significant with EI. Conclusion: Significant association was found between that of EI and academic performance and efforts must be made to include the concept of EI into the medical curriculum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)300-302
Number of pages3
JournalAsian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Volume8
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-03-2015

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Emotional Intelligence
Medical Students
India
Career Choice
Intelligence Tests
Chi-Square Distribution
Curriculum
Self Report

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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