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Fathi-Azar E, Hosseinzadeh M, Rahmani F. Relationship between emotional intelligence and academic achievement in Iranian university students: A meta-analysis. DSME 2014; 1 (2) :1-8
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Introduction: Considering the factors that affect academic achievement is particularly important. Emotional Intelligence mentioned as an important factor in many researches and is defined as set of knowledgeandsocio-emotionalabilitiesthataffectour overall ability to respond to environmental requirements. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between emotional intelligence and academic achievement of students in Iranian universities.
Methods: In this Meta-analysis, databases such as SID, Magiran,Medlib, Irandoc, Pubmed, Scopus and all medical and psychological journals were searched with keywords like “Emotional Intelligence", “Academic achievement" and " students". After discardingduplicatearticles, 36 articled were reviewed, among them 17 articles were irrelevant and discarded. Finally given thepurpose ofthe study, 19 articles included in the study and combination Fisher method were used to analyze the data.
Results: According to the combination Fisher method the product of p-values were calculated and then the logarithm were taken and multiplied by -2. Sum of them was equal to 147.03. Sum of Pvalues in 38 degree of freedom (n = 19) were lower than expected so calculated Chi-Square value were significant at a significance level of less than 0.01, it means that there is a significant relationship between emotional intelligence and academic achievement of students in Iran.
Conclusion: Results of this study indicates there is a significant relationship between emotional intelligenceand academic achievements in Iranian students. Given that emotional intelligencecan be learned and acquired to some extent, so it is recommended that in academic environments besides teaching intelligence and cognitive talents, emotional intelligence consider in educational programs to help students to cope better with the pressures of studying and community and less fall.
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Type of Study: Orginal | Subject: General
Received: 2014/09/19 | Accepted: 2015/04/25 | Published: 2016/08/14

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