ASSOCIATION OF EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE WITH ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AMONG MEDICAL STUDENTS IN SOUTH INDIA


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

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.
Keywords: Emotional intelligence, Medical students, South India.


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Title

ASSOCIATION OF EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE WITH ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AMONG MEDICAL STUDENTS IN SOUTH INDIA

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01-03-2015

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Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Vol 8 Issue 2 (March - April) 2015 Page: 300-302

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0974-2441

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Darshan Bb

Bhaskaran Unnikrishnan

Vaman Kulkarni

Rekha Thapar

Prasanna Mithra

Nithin Kumar

Ramesh Holla

Avinash Kumar

Rithika Sriram

Namitha Nair

Juanna Jinson

Sanjana Rai

Huwwa Najiza


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