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The relationship between emotional intelligence with general health and academic achievement: a case study in Iran’s Health system

Mohammad Ranjbar , Razieh Montazerfaraj, Mastoureh Pourmahmoodian

Mohammad Ranjbar
Health policy research center, Shahid Sadoughi university of medical sciences, Yazd, Iran. Email: MohammadRanjbar@rocketmail.com

Razieh Montazerfaraj
healthcare management, hospital management research center, Shahid Sadoughi university of medical sciences, Yazd, Iran

Mastoureh Pourmahmoodian
healthcare management, Shahid Sadoughi university of medical sciences, Yazd, Iran
Online First: August 05, 2018 | Cite this Article
Ranjbar, M., Montazerfaraj, R., Pourmahmoodian, M. 2018. The relationship between emotional intelligence with general health and academic achievement: a case study in Iran’s Health system. Bali Medical Journal 7(2): 505-510. DOI:10.15562/bmj.v7i2.750


Objective: Today, emotional intelligence as a new scientific issue, plays an important role in various aspects of individuals life. Studies that have been done in this area, explain the role of emotional intelligence in different aspects of one's life such as academic achievement, general health, and social relations. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between emotional intelligence, general health and academic achievement among students of Shahid - Sadooghi University of Medical Sciences in Yazd. Methods: Siberia Shirring Emotional Intelligence and  Goldberg General Health Questionnaire were used for data collection. Students Average GPA was used as an indicator of academic achievement. To analyze the data, Pearson correlation and regression analysis were used. Results: The results showed that average emotional intelligence and average general health for students are (15.46 ± 99.63) and (11.36 ±  22.98), respectively. There was a significant relationship between emotional intelligence,  general health and academic achievement (p<0.001). Other findings showed that there is a statistical correlation between some demographic information with emotional intelligence,  general health and academic achievement (p<0.001).
Conclusion: In order to achieve a high level of academic skills, and future success, in addition to general cognitive abilities, students should have suitable growth in aspects such as emotional control. Therefore it is recommended for university curriculum planners to pay more attention to emotional intelligence and the need for improving it among students. 

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