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



Objective: The present study was designed to assess the association of emotional intelligence (EI) with academic performance among medical
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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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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