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Emotional Intelligence and its Impact on the Academic Performance of Students of Provincialized Colleges of Golaghat District, Assam

Devi, Chitra

Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Debraj Roy College, Golaghat, Assam


The present study aims to know how emotional intelligence impacts the academic performance of students of provincialized colleges of Golaghat District, Assam. The emotional Intelligence Scale of Sushma Talesara, Principal, Vidya Bhawan GS College, Udaipur was applied to a random sample of 200 numbers students from provincialized colleges of Golaghat district. The findings of the study revealed that emotional intelligence has a positive impact on the academic performance of students


Keywords: Emotional Intelligence, Academic Performance.


Impact Statement

Students from different parts come to the colleges for their higher studies with satisfactory marks in the higher secondary final examination. The parents with high expectations admitted their children to study in higher educational institutions and the students also come with expectations that they will achieve bright results. In the new educational set-up, the students have to try to perceive the new educational environment, understand the new friends and teachers, adjust to the course and curriculum etc. Some students have to stay at hostels away from home to continue their studies where they have also to adjust emotionally with others. However, it is observed that there are so many students who come with satisfactory results in higher secondary final examinations showing very poor academic performance in the later examinations. Some students fail to adjust emotionally to the new educational environment, course and curriculum, new group of friends, teachers, hostels etc. which directly impacts their academic performance. Students with high emotional intelligence can easily adjust in all those situations but some students with average and low emotional intelligence can feel the hardship of adjusting in all related situations. Therefore, the investigator conducted the study to know the impact of emotional intelligence on the academic performance of the students. It is expected that this study will help the students to know about their emotional intelligence and will be able to develop positive emotions to adjust to any kind of challenging situation they ever face. It is also expected that the parents will encourage the students to adjust even in challenging situations for their better academic performance.


About Author

Name of the Author: Dr. Chitra Devi, M.A. B.Ed., M.Phil., Ph.D

Name of College: Debraj Roy College, Golaghat, Assam, India

Designation: Assistant Professor


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