Emotional intelligence and self-efficacy beliefs as predictors of academic achievement among high school students

Yazici H., Seyis S., Altun F.

3rd World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), İstanbul, Turkey, 3 - 07 February 2011, vol.15, pp.2319-2323 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 15
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.04.100
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.2319-2323
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of the present cross-sectional study was to investigate the influence of emotional intelligence and self efficacy beliefs on academic achievement of high school students. The sample consisted of 407 (Female=236, Male=171) participants recruited from high school students. The instruments of this study were: The Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire, Self-Efficacy Beliefs Scale and a demographic information form. The results indicated that age, gender and self-efficacy are the significant predictors of academic achievement. We found statistical evidence of an interaction effect between academic achievement and socio-economic status. On the other hand females' academic achievement scores were found to be significantly higher than males. (c) 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd.