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Emotional intelligence, self-esteem and school achievement of students in early adolescence


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Dujmović, Matea. (2012). Emotional intelligence, self-esteem and school achievement of students in early adolescence. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Buško, Vesna].

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The aim of this study was to examine the development of emotional intelligence and self-esteem of pupils in the higher grades of elementary school and to determine whether pupils differ significantly in their development of emotional intelligence and self-esteem, depending on age and gender. We sought to determine the role of emotional intelligence and other factors (school achievement, age and gender) in explaining the development of self-esteem. Emotional intelligence was measured by the Emotional Analysis Test, self-esteem was measured by the Self-Esteem Questionnaire, and criterion of school achievement was represented by the half mark. Research was conducted on 523 pupils of the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grades in elementary school Ivan Goran Kovacic from Dakovo. Analysis of variance and regression analysis were used for data analysis. Two-way analysis of variance showed that pupils differ statisticaly significant in the development of emotional intelligence, whereas schoolgirls provide significantly heavy results on the Emotional analysis test than schoolboys. Also, it was established that emotional intelligence grows in function of the age and that pupils who are similar age have similar degree of emotional intelligence, while between pupils who are more distinctively age there is statisticaly significant difference in degree of emotional intelligence. Furthermore, schoolboys have significantly higher self-esteem than schoolgirls. Pupils of different age don't differ significantly by the level of self-esteem. Regression analysis showed that self-esteem significantly corelates with school achievement and gender. The level of selfesteem can not be predicted on the basis of their emotional intelligence, nor on the basis of the pupils' age. All predictors together explain the 6.6% of criterion's variance.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: emotional intelligence, self-esteem, school achievement, elementary school
Subjects: Psychology > Školska psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Buško, Vesna
Date Deposited: 09 May 2013 14:41
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2014 14:05

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