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THE IMPACT OF EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE ON STUDENTS’ CREATIVITY

AUTHOR/S: S. SEFTALICI, E. GUNER, S. ABAKAY
Sunday 1 August 2010 by Libadmin2009

9th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference - SGEM2009, www.sgem.org, SGEM2009 Conference Proceedings/ ISBN 10: 954-91818-1-2, June 14-19, 2009, Vol. 2, 849-852 pp

ABSTRACT

Emotional intelligence is one of the emerging concepts in organizational behavior.
Creativity is one of the most important dimensions of students who are attending the
institutions related art. As it is well known creativity includes measuring individual
abilities, skills, motivation, and training background of the students. The dimensions of
Emotional Competence Inventory (ECI, 2nd Version) developed by Boyatzis and
Goleman was used in the research. In literature, many quantitative findings indicate that
there is a significant relationship individual performance and emotional intelligence
skills. In other words, analysis indicates that emotional intelligence skills can serve as a
indicator of excellent performance. The sample data for this research is 152 students of
art education in Istanbul. In the research, participants emotional intelligence was
assessed by the Emotional Competence Inventory (ECI, 2nd Version) developed by
Boyatzis and Goleman. According to the results, a strong relationship (r>0,40) was
found between individual performance and emotional intelligence skills.

Keywords: Emotional intelligence, Competence Inventory, individual performance