Emotional intelligence predicts academic performance: A meta-analysis.

  title={Emotional intelligence predicts academic performance: A meta-analysis.},
  author={Carolyn MacCann and Yixin Jiang and Luke E. R. Brown and Kit S. Double and Micaela Bucich and Amirali Minbashian},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
Schools and universities devote considerable time and resources to developing students' social and emotional skills, such as emotional intelligence (EI). The goals of such programs are partly for personal development but partly to increase academic performance. The current meta-analysis examines the degree to which student EI is associated with academic performance. We found an overall effect of ρ = .20 using robust variance estimation (N = 42,529, k = 1,246 from 158 citations). The association… 

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