The mediating role of goal orientation in the relationship between emotional intelligence and academic performance of high school students in Kamfirooz area

Document Type : Research Paper

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Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Sciences, Farhangian University, Fars, Iran

Abstract

The aim of the present study was to mediate the role of goal orientation in the relationship between emotional intelligence and students' academic performance. The research method was applied in terms of purpose, for which descriptive-correlation method was used. The statistical population consisted of all first-year high school students in Camfirooz. To determine the sample size, 150 students were selected using multi-stage cluster sampling method. Data collection tools included three questionnaires of Fam and Taylor's academic performance, Buffard's and colleagues' goal orientation, and emotional intelligence, which confirmed the validity and reliability of the tool. In order to analyze the data, the descriptive statistics of mean and standard deviation statistics and the methods of inferential statistics, Pearson correlation coefficient and multiple mediation model test were used using Pritcher and Hayes statistical program. The results show that there is a significant relationship between emotional intelligence and academic performance. There is a significant relationship between goal orientation and academic performance. Emotional intelligence has a significant relationship with goal orientation. Orientation-oriented performance plays an intermediate role in the relationship between emotional intelligence and academic performance.

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