Psychological Well-being and Emotional Intelligence on Academic Success of College Students in Wollega Zones

Psychological Well-being and Emotional Intelligence on Academic Success of College Students in Wollega Zones

Assefa Degebas Department of Behavioral Science College of Education, Behavioral Science Nekemte, Wollega University P. O. Box 935: Psychological Well-being and Emotional Intelligence on Academic Success of College Students in Wollega Zones. In: Science, Technology and Arts Research Journal, 6 (1), pp. 31.48, 2017, ISSN: 2226-7522 (Print) and 2305-3372 (Online).

Abstract

Abstract Article Information
This study was intended to investigate the contribution of psychological wellbeing
and emotional intelligence to college students’ academic success using
correlational design. To examine these phenomena, all three colleges in
Wollega zones were included as samples of the study. Using stratified simple
random sampling techniques 346 sample students were selected proportionally
from both sexes. After collecting the data through questionnaire, correlation,
multiple regression and MANOVA statistical analysis were computed to notice
the quantitative result. The qualitative data collected through interview was
analyzed through theme analysis. Correlation results revealed that there is
significant positive relationship between the variables while, multiple regression
analysis showed significant variance of academic success of college students
due to predictor variables. Stepwise regression analysis also shows selfawareness and self-management from emotional intelligence; and selfacceptance, autonomy and personal growth from psychological well-being as
significant contributors for academic success. To examine whether there is
gender difference based on emotional intelligence, psychological well-being and
academic success, MANOVA was conducted and revealed that there is
significance difference between sexes on their academic success only. The
thematic analysis of interview result revealed that few students recognize and
understand the concept of emotional intelligence and psychological well-being.
Finally, it was recommended that college students should get awareness
training on the concept and importance of psychological well-being and
emotional intelligence through the coordination of their colleges as it facilitates
self-awareness, confidence, self-actualization and personal development which
contribute to academic success.
Article History:
Received: 10-12-2016
Revised: 24-02-2017
Accepted: 06-03-2017
Keywords:
Psychological well-being,
Emotional intelligence,
Academic success
*Corresponding Author:
Asefa Degebas
E-mail:
adegebas@yahoo.com

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title = {Psychological Well-being and Emotional Intelligence on Academic Success of College Students in Wollega Zones},
author = {Assefa Degebas
Department of Behavioral Science College of Education and Behavioral Science Nekemte,
Wollega University P. O. Box 935},
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year  = {2017},
date = {2017-10-03},
journal = {Science, Technology and Arts Research Journal},
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pages = {31.48},
abstract = {Abstract Article Information
This study was intended to investigate the contribution of psychological wellbeing 
and emotional intelligence to college students’ academic success using
correlational design. To examine these phenomena, all three colleges in
Wollega zones were included as samples of the study. Using stratified simple
random sampling techniques 346 sample students were selected proportionally
from both sexes. After collecting the data through questionnaire, correlation,
multiple regression and MANOVA statistical analysis were computed to notice
the quantitative result. The qualitative data collected through interview was
analyzed through theme analysis. Correlation results revealed that there is
significant positive relationship between the variables while, multiple regression
analysis showed significant variance of academic success of college students
due to predictor variables. Stepwise regression analysis also shows selfawareness and self-management from emotional intelligence; and selfacceptance, autonomy and personal growth from psychological well-being as
significant contributors for academic success. To examine whether there is
gender difference based on emotional intelligence, psychological well-being and
academic success, MANOVA was conducted and revealed that there is
significance difference between sexes on their academic success only. The
thematic analysis of interview result revealed that few students recognize and
understand the concept of emotional intelligence and psychological well-being.
Finally, it was recommended that college students should get awareness
training on the concept and importance of psychological well-being and
emotional intelligence through the coordination of their colleges as it facilitates
self-awareness, confidence, self-actualization and personal development which
contribute to academic success.
Article History:
Received: 10-12-2016
Revised: 24-02-2017
Accepted: 06-03-2017
Keywords:
Psychological well-being,
Emotional intelligence,
Academic success
*Corresponding Author:
Asefa Degebas
E-mail:
adegebas@yahoo.com},
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