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THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE ON ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

AUTHOR/S: P. BAL, O. YILDIRIM, H. YILDIRIM
Sunday 1 August 2010 by Libadmin2008

8th International Scientific Conference - SGEM2008, www.sgem.org, SGEM2008 Conference Proceedings/ ISBN: 954-918181-2, June 16-20, 2008, Vol. 2, 673-680 pp

ABSTRACT
In the research, The Resilience Scale for Adults (RSA-scale) proposed by Hjemdal,
Friborg, Martinussen, and Rosenvinge was used to assess students’ social intelligence.
RSA-scale is consisted of 45 items including five dimensions: (1) personal competence,
(2) social competence, (3) family coherence, (4) social support, and (5) personal
structure. The internal consistency (Chronbach’s alpha) of all the dimensions is
satisfactory high. The inventory was completed by the students twice, separated by a
two-month interval in order to minimize the translation errors. 452 students at the
Turkish University of Vocational Studies participated in this research. The total sample
was used for confirmative analyses of the factor structure of the RSA and correlations.

Keywords: Social Intelligence, Social Preference, Academic Achievement