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Version 1.1 – Updated August 2021

Emotional intelligence

Overview

  • Influence: Emotional intelligence
  • Domain: Student
  • Sub-Domain: Beliefs, attitudes, and dispositions
  • Potential to Accelerate Student Achievement: Potential to accelerate
  • Influence Definition: Emotional intelligence refers to skills in regulation, management, and expression of emotion-related information as well as self-control and self-motivation.

Evidence

  • Number of meta-analyses: 6
  • Number of studies: 327
  • Number of students: 66,407
  • Number of effects: 409
  • Effect size: 0.57

Meta-Analyses

Meta-Analyses
Journal Title Author First Author's Country Article Name Year Published Variable Number of Studies Number of Students Number of Effects Effect Size
Learning and Individual Differences Perera & DiGiacomo Australia The relationship of trait emotional intelligence with academic performance: A meta-analytic review 2013 Emotional intelligence 48 10,292 74 0.41
Acta Facultatis Medicae Naissensis Ranjbar, Khademi, & Areshtanab Iran The Relation between Academic Achievement and Emotional Intelligence in Iranian Students: A Meta-Analysis 2017 Emotional intelligence 23 0 23 0.32
Learning and Individual Differences Voltmer & von Salisch Germany Three meta-analyses of children's emotion knowledge and their school success 2017 Emotional knowledge 49 6,903 84 0.68
Psychological Bulletin MacCann, Jiang, Brown, Double, Bucich, & Minbashian Australia Emotional Intelligence predicts academic performance: A meta-analysis. Psychological Bulletin. 2019 Emotional intelligence 162 42,529 188 0.41
Annals of Psychology Puertas-Molero, Zurita-Ortega, Chacón-Cuberos, Castro-Sánchez, Ramírez-Granizo, & Gonzalex-Valero Spain Emotional intelligence in the field of education: a meta-analysis 2020 Emotional intelligence 20 0 20 0.73
American Journal of Educational Research Manimozhi & Srinivasan India Emotional Intelligence and academic achievement 2018 Emotional intelligence 25 6,683 20 0.85
TOTAL/AVERAGE 327 66,407 409 0.57

Confidence

The Confidence is the average of these four measures, each divided into five approximately equal groups and assigned a value from 1 to 5 based on the following criteria:

  • Number of Meta-analyses
    • 1 = 1
    • 2 = 2–3
    • 3 = 4–6
    • 4 = 7–9
    • 5 = 10+
  • Number of Studies
    • 1 = 1–10
    • 2 = 11–50
    • 3 = 51–200
    • 4 = 201–400
    • 5 = 400+
  • Number of Students
    • 1 = 1–2,500
    • 2 = 2,501–10,000
    • 3 = 10,000–20,000
    • 4 = 20,000–100,000
    • 5 = 100,001+
  • Number of Effects
    • 1 = 1–100
    • 2 = 101–300
    • 3 = 301–600
    • 4 = 601–1,200
    • 5 = 1,200+
Confidences
Number of Meta-Analyses Number of Studies Number of Students Number of Effects Overall Confidence
Confidence Factor 3 4 4 3 4
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