Relationship of Emotional Intelligence and Academic Achievement of Kuala Kangsar Vocational College(KVKK) Students


Mohd Shukri Suib, Hairuddin Harun, Kahirol Mohd Salleh, Badaruddin Ibrahim, Jailani Md Yunos
Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education,Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, 86400 Parit Raja, Batu Pahat Johor, Malaysia.
Mohd Ikhmal Haqeem Hassan
Faculty of Civil and Built Environment, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, 86400 Parit Raja, Batu Pahat Johor, Malaysia.


The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship and differences of Emotional Intelligence (EI) with academic achievement of Vocational College students using Schutte Emotional Intelligence Scale (1998). Hence, this study was conducted among 269 students in Vocational College of Kuala Kangsar. A set of questionnaires was distributed as research instrument. Next, the data was analyzed using IBM SPSS statistical software version 21.Meanwhile, inference statistic such as Independent Sample t-Test, One Way ANOVA and Pearson Coefficient Correlation was used to test hypotheses. The result indicated that level of Emotional Intelligence among students was high and there was a significant relationship between Emotional Intelligence and academic achievement. The Pearson Correlation test results also show that there is a significant positive relationship between emotional intelligence and academic achievement of students at Kuala Kangsar Vocational College. The implications of this study make it clear that emotional intelligence needs to be taught as a cognitive domain and cannot be allowed to develop without guidance. All parties need to pay serious attention to guiding and educating them to manage their feelings or emotions and to develop a positive self-concept.