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

*, Unnikrishnan B and *, Darshan Bhagawan and Kulkarni, Vaman and Thapar, Rekha and Mithra, Prasanna P and *, Nithin Kumar and Holla, Ramesh and *, Avinash Kumar and *, Rithika Sairam and Nair, Namitha and *, Juanna and Rai, Sanjana and *, Huwwa Najiza (2015) Association of emotional intelligence with academic performance among medical students in South India. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, 8 (2). pp. 300-302. ISSN 0974-2441

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Emotional intelligence, Medical students, South India.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Community Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2015 10:32
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2015 10:32
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/142545

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