Science Journal of Psychology
July 2012, Volume 2012, ISSN:2276-6278
© Author(s) 2012. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Emotional Intelligence and Attitude of Students from Public Institutes of Higher Learning Towards Uniform Bodies in Malaysia
Najeemah Mohd Yusof, Nik Rosila Nik Yaacob
Universiti Sains Malaysia Penang, Malaysia
Accepted 10 May 2012; Available Online 18 July, 2012
The purpose of this study is to identify the relationship between emotional intelligence and students attitude towards cocurricular uniform bodies among secondary school children. The research is to determine the level of emotional intelligence, the difference between emotional intelligence based on gender and ethnicity and relationship with students attitude towards uniform bodies. Sample for the study were 1200 university students from Malaysia. Emotional intelligence is measured using the BarOn EQ-1:YV. The data were analyzed using the SPSS package version 16. The independent T-test was used to analyze whether there is any significant difference in the mean score of emotional intelligence based on gender. The One Way ANOVA was used to analyze any significant difference in the mean score of emotional intelligence based on ethnicity. Pearson Corelation was used to show the relationship between emotional intelligence and students attitude towards uniform bodies.Uniform bodies in Institudes of Higher Learning in Malaysia are the St.John Ambulance, Red Crescent, Police and Army Corps and Boy Scouts. The results show a significant difference and relationship which will be elaborated in this paper. The implication of this research is that the emotional intelligence should be emphasized as it is significant in improving students’ attitude and academic achievement.
Keyword: Emotional intelligence, students attitude, co-curricular activities