Examining the relationship between emotional intelligence and learning styles

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Abstract

Learning is a very complicated variable which is being affected by multiple factors such as intelligence, incentive, adequate environment, family and social parameters, quality of school and education, educator and etc. some type of intelligence e.g. emotional intelligence is one of the variables which is related to the learning style of individuals. Emotional intelligence has been described as skill, knowledge, and understanding which can guide our incentives to make us success in our life. On the other hand, learning style involves individual methods for processing information in learning new concepts. The main goal of thisstudy includes explanation of the relationship between these two variables. It has been conducted on 320 B.A., M.A., and PhD. students. Its methodology is descriptive-correlational. For this propose, two emotional intelligence questionnaires Bar On with 15 components and Colb learning style questionnaire with four learning styles have been utilized. Data analysis was done according to descriptive and inferential statistics. Findings imply that among 15 components of emotional intelligence, only 3 components including intrapersonal relationships, impulse control, and happiness have been compatible with learning style. There was no relationship between other components of emotional intelligence and learning styles involve Divergent, Convergent, Adaptive, and Attractive. In a general explanation it can be said that emotional intelligence indicates individuals' ability where as learning style indicates individual preferences. So lack of relationship between these two variables can be justified. © 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd.

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Shatalebi, B., Sharifi, S., Saeedian, N., & Javadi, H. (2012). Examining the relationship between emotional intelligence and learning styles. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 31, pp. 95–99). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.12.022

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