The Role of Emotional Intelligence in Education

  • James D. A. Parker
  • Donald H. Saklofske
  • Laura M. Wood
  • Terri Collin
Part of the The Springer Series on Human Exceptionality book series (SSHE)

It is more crucial today than ever before that students are academically prepared to compete for knowledge and technology-based jobs. For students who are not adequately prepared, the economic and social costs can be extremely high. Early withdrawal from secondary school, for example, has been linked with higher levels of unemployment, lower earnings, and increased health problems (Jimerson, Egeland, Sroufe, & Carlson, 2000; Reyes, Gillock, Kobus, & Sanchez, 2000; Rumsberger, 1995). Historically, much of the work on predicting academic success, from elementary school to college, has focused on the impact of various cognitive abilities, socio-demographic factors and economic variables (Parker, Summerfeldt, Hogan, & Majeski, 2004). The fact that much of the variance in academic success remains unaccounted for by these variables has encouraged researchers to investigate additional predictors, including personality and conative factors. In recent years there has been increased attention to the role emotional and social competency has in academic success.


Social Competency Emotional Intelligence Academic Success Gifted Student Gifted Child 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James D. A. Parker
    • 1
  • Donald H. Saklofske
    • 2
  • Laura M. Wood
    • 1
  • Terri Collin
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyTrent UniversityCanada
  2. 2.Division of Applied PsychologyFaculty of Education, University of Calgary2500 University Drive N.WCanada
  3. 3.Division of Internal MedicineCenter for Research on Health Care, University of PittsburghSuite 200

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