The Relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Academic Achievement of Students in Virtual Courses in Iran
Dr. Negin Barat Dastjerdi
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology, University of Isfahan, Iran
Abstract: The purpose of study was relationship between emotional intelligence and academic achievement of students in virtual courses in Iran. The research method was descriptive and correlation. The study sample was 300 of students that study in virtual university during the academic year of 2010-2011 in of Iran through random sampling method selected. Data was analyzed by SPSS software. The result showed there was significant relationship between emotional intelligence and academic achievement. Result indicated three sub component of emotional intelligence such as optimism and positive attitude, understand own emotions and others andControlling feelings and emotions were highly correlate with academic achievement but social skills component was not correlate with academic achievement of students. Also there is significance correlation between sex and study of fields and emotional intelligence and no significance correlation between age and emotional intelligence.
[Negin Barat Dastjerdi. The Relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Academic Achievement of Students in Virtual Courses in Iran. J Am Sci 2013; 9(6): 466-470]. (ISSN: 1545-1003). http://www.jofamericanscience.org. 58
Key words: emotional intelligence; academic achievement; virtual courses; students. Full Text 58