The Future of Education

Edition 13

Accepted Abstracts

Relationship between emotional intelligent with achievement motivation in male and female university students

Sadi Azizi, PhD in Psychology, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

Alireza Homayouni, Department of Psychology, Bandargaz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bandargaz, Iran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

Arsalan Khanmohammadi Otaghsara, Department of Psychology, Ayatollah Amoli Branch, Islamic Azad University, Amol, Iran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)


Aim: The present study investigated the role of emotional intelligence in achievement motivation among university students Method: 260 university students (130 male and 130 female) were randomly selected and Shutte’s self report emotional intelligence test (SSREIT) and Kamkar & Bahary achievement motivation inventory (KBAMI) were administered on them. Data were analyzed with Pearson correlation formula. Results: Findings showed positive and significant correlation between components of emotional intelligence (Appraisal of emotion, regulation of emotion and utilization of emotion) with achievement motivation in two groups. But, the correlations were higher in male students than female students. Also more analysis showed differences between female and male students. Females have more scores in achievement motivation and all components of emotional intelligence than male students. Conclusion: Findings of the present research can have important psychological implications in the area of students counseling and increasing of academic achievement. Also more attention to emotional intelligence can decrease academic failure, improve emotional competencies, learning potential and improving their quality of life in academic periods in university and educational settings.

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