Monday, November 03, 2008

If Emotional Intelligence Improves SAT Scores How Do You Learn It?

Emotional Intelligence Makes The Grade is the title of the article, featured on medicalnewstoday, and other medical news' sites. To read the whole article, go here.

According to a study presented at The British Psychological Society's Education Section Annual Conference, students' emotional intelligence (which they define as "the ability to identify, assess, and manage your own and others' emotions") was measured, and then compared to their English and Science scores on the SAT and later on the GCSE.


A significant relationship was found between boys' emotional intelligence and
their SAT and GCSE English scores, with boys with higher emotional intelligence
scores doing better in these exams.

While for girls, a relationship between emotional intelligence and their SAT
Science scores was discovered; girls with higher emotional intelligence scores
did better in this exam.

Dr Pamela Qualter, from the University of Central Lancashire, said: "...our
results suggest that emotional intelligence is another key predictor of academic
success. "

One implication of this research is that opportunities to develop students'
emotional intelligence could be a way to improve their educational

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