International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

The Impact of Emotional Intelligence on the Achievement of Accounting Subject
Mehmet DURGUT, Bilal GEREKAN, Abdülkadir PEHLİVAN

Emotional intelligence which can be defined as the ability to understand the emotions of oneself and others is one of the topics gaining importance in terms of particularly controlling and channeling emotions. Although there are many studies on emotional intelligence in the literature, there is limited number of studies focusing on accounting education. Emotional Quotient Inventory developed by Bar-On (1997) has been used in this study which is focused the impact of emotional intelligence on accounting subject. In the survey carried out on 177 students who are attending accounting lessons in two different state universities in Turkey, it has been found that Independency, Self-Fulfillment, Social Responsibility, Flexibility and Problem Solving which are the components of emotional intelligence had an impact on the achievement of accounting subject. Therefore, it has been concluded that some sub-components of the emotional intelligence are influential on accounting achievement.

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