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Pages: 6236-6242
Publication year: 2014
ISBN: 978-84-617-0557-3
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 6th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 7-9 July, 2014
Location: Barcelona, Spain

WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE, SOCIAL SKILLS AND BIG FIVE PERSONALITY TRAITS: IMPROVING UNIVERSITY STUDENTS’ LEARNING

T. Pozo, R. Gilar, C. Gonzalez

Universidad Alicante (SPAIN)
Emotional intelligence, Big Five personality traits and social skills were studied in relation to academic performance. Primary education teaching students and Social work students (N = 121) were assessed in Emotional Intelligence, Personality traits, social skills and academic achievement. Path analyses indicated that the contribution of personality on academic performance was mediated by socio-emotional mechanisms.

In fact, the results suggested that:
(a) students who exhibited higher Neuroticism and Extraversion scores had lower academic performance
(b) students who had higher Openness/Intellect scores exhibited higher academic performance.

To clarify the mixed results of previous studies concerning the impact of neuroticism, we suggest a moderating role of social skills. Finally, this study showed that Emotional intelligence and, concretely, the ability to perceive emotions revealed a negative indirect effect on academic achievement. The implications of these results for the incorporation emotional competencies into the university curriculum are discussed.
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title = {WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE, SOCIAL SKILLS AND BIG FIVE PERSONALITY TRAITS: IMPROVING UNIVERSITY STUDENTS’ LEARNING},
series = {6th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN14 Proceedings},
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T. Pozo, R. Gilar, C. Gonzalez (2014) WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE, SOCIAL SKILLS AND BIG FIVE PERSONALITY TRAITS: IMPROVING UNIVERSITY STUDENTS’ LEARNING, EDULEARN14 Proceedings, pp. 6236-6242.
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