Level of Emotional Intelligence of Rural Secondary School Students and its Relation with Academic Achievement
Nurul Farhana Zainudin1, Narina A. Samah2, Zakiah Mohamad Ashari3, Azlina Mohd Kosnin4

1Nurul Farhana Zainudin, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia.
2Narina A. Samah, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia.
3Zakiah Mohamad Ashari, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia.
4Azlina Mohd Kosnin, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on 06 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 18 May 2019 | Manuscript Published on 23 May 2019 | PP: 748-753 | Volume-7 Issue-6S5 April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F11300476S519/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and intellectual intelligence (IQ) are two different types of intelligence that have their own significance. However, most of the people nowadays have a perception that intellectual intelligence is more important in the education setting compare to the emotional intelligence. This phenomena can be seen where the education system only emphasizes grade and academic achievement compared to students’ emotional intelligence especially in rural areas where the students have lack exposure compare to urban area students. Therefore, researchers have decided to conduct this study by using Mayer and Salovey Emotional Intelligence Models to see the relationship between intellectual intelligence and emotional intelligence. The main purpose of this study is to identify the relationship between emotional intelligence and academic achievement among students in several schools in Merlimau, Melaka. This study was conducted in four schools in Merlimau, Melaka involving 432 Form Four male and female students. The instrument used in this study is Schutte Self-Report Emotional Intelligence Test (SSEIT) questionnaire developed by Schutte (1998). The data have been analysed using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS). The results showed that there were significant correlation between emotional intelligence and academic achievement of students. The implication of this study was it provided exposure on the importance of emotional intelligence beside intellectual intelligence towards teachers, parents, students and governments.
Keywords: Emotional Intelligence, Academic Achievement, Rural Area.
Scope of the Article: Swarm Intelligence