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THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE ON ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF STUDENTS STUDYING MEDIA

AUTHOR/S: O. TANAKINCI, O. YILDIRIM
Sunday 1 August 2010 by Libadmin2010

10th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference - SGEM2010, www.sgem.org, SGEM2010 Conference Proceedings/ ISBN 10: 954-91818-1-2, June 20-26, 2010, Vol. 2, 1127-1132 pp

ABSTRACT

The importance of understanding Social Intelligence (SI) skills has gravitated form the
business management to training activities. Social intelligence skills that students have
affect the academic performance of the students.
This study aimed at exploring the relationship between one of those well-known
concepts, job satisfaction, and emotional intelligence. To this end, a research has been
conducted on the students who are attending at school of vocational studies (n=150) of a
private university in Istanbul. In the research, RSA-scale (Hjemdal, Friborg,
Martinussen, and Rosenvinge) was used to assess students’ social intelligence.
According to the results, a weak relationship (r<0,40) was revealed between social
intelligence and academic achievement. On the other hand, one of the five dimensions
of social intelligence was found to be strongly related (r>0,40) to the academic
achievement.

Keywords: Social intelligence, Effectiveness, Academic achievement