International Journal of Business and Social Science

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


The Effectiveness of Emotional Intelligence Training Program on Social and Academic Adjustment among First Year University Students
Malek, T. Jdaitawi; Noor-Azniza, Ishak; Muntasir, A. Taamneh; Mohammad, N. Gharaibeh; Luqman, M. Rababah

The purpose of the study was to examining the effect of emotional intelligence training in raising the level of social and academic adjustment. The study was a quasi-experimental pre-post design involves two groups of first year university students from two universities in north Jordan (289). The experimental group was exposed to ten days on an hour to an hour and half sessions of emotional intelligence training, while the control group was only given pre-post questionnaires. ANCOVA analysis results among the groups showed that the training program was effective in significantly raising the level of emotional intelligence, but the improvements of social and academic adjustment were not significant. Overall, female and elder students showed better scores of all dependent variables than their younger counterparts, but the results were not significant for social and academic adjustment. It was recommended that emotional intelligence training should be used as adjunct strategy to improve student social and academic adjustment among adolescents and adult students.

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