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Emotional Intelligence and Pro-Social Behavior as Predictors of Academic Achievement Among University Students


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The research was primarily carried out to pinpoint whether emotional intelligence and pro-social behavior predicts academic achievement of first year undergraduate students of institute of teacher education and behavioral science in Wollo University. On the other hand, the study tried to identify the association among emotional intelligence, pro-social behavior and academic achievement, sex disparities and level of emotional intelligence, pro-social behavior and academic achievement of students. To achieve this, data was gathered from 111 (n=50, F= 53) students by using stratified simple random sampling technique. As the result of multiple regression indicated, emotional intelligence predicts pro-social behavior of students, whereas, emotional intelligence did not anticipate academic achievement of students. On the other hand, pro-social behavior negatively and significantly predicts academic achievement of students. The Pearson correlation coefficient showed that, there was statistically significant positive association amidst emotional intelligence and pro-social behavior. However, it was found that there was no association amidst emotional intelligence and academic achievement and also there was a statistically significant negative correlation between pro-social behavior and academic achievement of students. Besides, there was no sex disparity in emotional intelligence and pro-social behavior. However, there was statistically significant disparity amidst male and female learners in academic achievement and male students exceed female counterparts in general status of academic performance. As one sample t-test result depicted, Majority of the students have high status of emotional intelligence, pro-social behavior and academic performance. The researcher forwarded the following recommendations for concerned bodies. Socio-emotional training's should be provided to students, intensive studies should be conducted on this topic, teachers of the university should advocate the importance of emotional intelligence and pro-social behavior in the class room, the university and broadcasting Medias should give attention for the topic.

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Emotional Intelligence, Pro-Social Behavior, Academic Achievement.
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Wossen Getahun Abera
Department of Psychology, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia

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The research was primarily carried out to pinpoint whether emotional intelligence and pro-social behavior predicts academic achievement of first year undergraduate students of institute of teacher education and behavioral science in Wollo University. On the other hand, the study tried to identify the association among emotional intelligence, pro-social behavior and academic achievement, sex disparities and level of emotional intelligence, pro-social behavior and academic achievement of students. To achieve this, data was gathered from 111 (n=50, F= 53) students by using stratified simple random sampling technique. As the result of multiple regression indicated, emotional intelligence predicts pro-social behavior of students, whereas, emotional intelligence did not anticipate academic achievement of students. On the other hand, pro-social behavior negatively and significantly predicts academic achievement of students. The Pearson correlation coefficient showed that, there was statistically significant positive association amidst emotional intelligence and pro-social behavior. However, it was found that there was no association amidst emotional intelligence and academic achievement and also there was a statistically significant negative correlation between pro-social behavior and academic achievement of students. Besides, there was no sex disparity in emotional intelligence and pro-social behavior. However, there was statistically significant disparity amidst male and female learners in academic achievement and male students exceed female counterparts in general status of academic performance. As one sample t-test result depicted, Majority of the students have high status of emotional intelligence, pro-social behavior and academic performance. The researcher forwarded the following recommendations for concerned bodies. Socio-emotional training's should be provided to students, intensive studies should be conducted on this topic, teachers of the university should advocate the importance of emotional intelligence and pro-social behavior in the class room, the university and broadcasting Medias should give attention for the topic.

Keywords


Emotional Intelligence, Pro-Social Behavior, Academic Achievement.