The Relationship between Emotional Intelligence, Self Efficacy and Academic Achievement among KAU Nursing Students


Nofaa Ali Alasmee*, Nada Abdulaziz Alsulami, Maryam Mohammed Barabbud, Evan Hamed Ashkan and Ajwan Sami Garoot

Acne Emotional Intelligence (EI) is a non - cognitive ability set that influences knowledge, skill, and the individual’s ability to succeed in many different conditions. EI is also coping mechanisms that increases the individual ability to appropriately response and manage life demands. Self - Efficacy (SE) can be described as an evaluation of self - competence to successfully execute an action that is necessary to reach desired outcomes. SE has been considered as an important factor to improve academic achievement. In addition, student’s confidence to their ability to fulfill their academic tasks (e.g. exam preparation and writing a term paper) can be measured by their SE. Furthermore, people with high self - efficacy believe that they can challenge difficulties and succeed unlike people with low SE, they believe that they are unable to succeed. Giving the role of EI together with SE on Academic Achievement (AA), this study aims to assess the relationship between the three variables on nursing students in King Abdulaziz University. This study used two tools, the General Self - Efficacy Scale (GSES) and The Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire (TEIQue) to collect the data. For data analysis, SPSS version 16 was used to conduct descriptive and inferential analysis. The study found that there was no significant relationship between EI, SE and GPA. However, it found that there was a significant relationship between EI and SE. Also, there were significant differences between SE and GPA but no significant differences between EI and GPA.