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Solhi M, Komijani A. The relationship between emotional intelligence with depression and academic achievement among students. rsj. 2015; 1 (1) :29-40
URL: http://rsj.iums.ac.ir/article-1-24-en.html
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Background and Objectives: Emotional intelligence is the capacity of people to learn skills and depression is a psychological reaction against biological stress. The academic success of students is an important issue in higher education. The purpose of this study was to determine relationship between emotional intelligence with depression and academic achievement among paramedic students in Iran University of Medical Sciences in 2014-2015.

Materials and Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted on 238 students. Sampling method was census. The data collection tool were a specifications form, and Bradbury-Graves emotional intelligence and Beck standard questionnaires. Data were analyzed in SPSS (15) software by using descriptive and analytical tests.

Results: The average of age was about 22.5 years. 82.8 percent were Single and 67.2% were female. 66% were in B.S degree, 58.8 % were not dormitory and 49.2%were in semester two. 1.7% had a history of probation. Average of Last semester mean score was17.8, mean of emotional intelligence score was 86.81 (moderate) and mean of  depression score was 11.35 (a little depressed).There were significant relationships between emotional intelligence with depression (p= 0.004) and academic achievement(p = 0.044).

Conclusion: Emotional intelligence score were weak or very weak in 28.1% of the students and 47.9% were depressed to some degree. Last semester mean score was less than 16 in 35.3%. 1.7% of them hah probation background. Emotional intelligence agent is more effectives for the promoting academic achievement. As well as to reduce the depression should be considered to increase emotional intelligence in students.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2015/10/31 | Accepted: 2015/11/6 | Published: 2015/11/12

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