THE EFFECT OF EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE ON STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT (Study on Accounting Students of Brawijaya University)

Putri Ayu Dwi Lestari

Abstract


The purpose of this study  is  to determine whether the components of emotional intelligence which consists of five categories,  such as: (1). Self-Awareness, (2). Self-Regulation, (3). Motivation, (4). Empathy, and (5). Social Skills that are  effect on students' academic achievement on  accounting, Brawijaya University. This study uses primary data and secondary data. The primary data was used to measure emotional intelligence of accounting students using a questionnaire.  Meanwhile, secondary data were obtained from the accounting department to get information about the total of active students majoring in accounting. This research is categorized as Causal Study because  this  study illustrates  the cause of one or more problems. In other words, researcher is trying to link between variables. Using multiple regression analysis, the results obtained simultaneously showed that emotional intelligence does  not significantly influence  academic achievement. Partial test showed, that only empathy variable significantly affects academic achievement of accounting students.

Keywords: Emotional Intelligence, Accounting Student Academic Achievement


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