The relationship between emotional intelligence and academic achievement in medical undergraduate

Chinmay J. Shah, Mehul Sanisara, Hemant B. Mehta, Hardev M. Vaghela


Background: In today’s era of technology, intelligence and success are not viewed the same way they were before. New theories of intelligence have been introduced and are gradually replacing the traditional theory. Academic achievement is based on creativity, emotions, and interpersonal skills.

Methods: The aim of this study was to see whether there is a relationship between emotional intelligence and academic success. Study was done on 1st MBBS students of Govt. Medical College, Bhavnagar. The sample size was 75 students (boys and girls). The emotional intelligence questionnaire from Institute for Health and Human Potential was given to the students, Depending on the EQ score we divided the students in to five groups and compared with their academic performance.

Results: Study showed inverse relationship between emotional intelligence and academic achievement.

Conclusion: There is a negative relation among emotional intelligence and academic achievement of the participants.


Emotional intelligence, Academic achievement, Medical student, Fresher

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