E.Q. as a predictor of first semester performance in college freshmen
The first semester for freshman college students requires that the student make a series of adjustments to their new environment. Managing all of the issues associated with the "freshman experience" is a challenge for some students. Yet, other students have little or no problems making the adjustment. Currently, educators use SAT, ACT and GPA scores to predict freshman student success in a college environment. This study was conducted to evaluate whether or not a measure of emotional intelligence (the MSCEIT scores) could also be a valid predictor variable in evaluating potential student performance. A comparison between honors and non-honors students was conducted, because of possible differences in academic and social motivations placed upon them. The results showed that overall; honor students had a higher emotional intelligence than non-honor students. In addition, female students generally outperformed male students when it came to emotional intelligence, especially in specific branch and/or area test scores.
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Wang, Alvin Y.
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Arts and Sciences
Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic;Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences
Length of Campus-only Access
Honors in the Major Thesis
Castro Johnson, Malaika, "E.Q. as a predictor of first semester performance in college freshmen" (2002). HIM 1990-2015. 224.