Emotional intelligence as a predictor of academic and/or professional success.

Frank Romanelli, Jeff Cain, Kelly M. Smith

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Abstract

The concept of "emotional intelligence" has been extensively popularized in the lay press and corporate world as individuals purport the potential ability of emotional intelligence to predict various markers of success. Emotional intelligence (EI) most commonly incorporates concepts of emotional expression and regulation, self-awareness, and empathy. The concept has been criticized by some for its loose definition and parallels to personality traits. Additionally, several limitations to the instruments used to measure emotional intelligence have been identified. This review examines the foundations of the definitions of emotional intelligence as well as existing educational research involving emotional intelligence, both within the health professions and externally. Recommendations for future research and research potential are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69
Number of pages1
JournalAmerican Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Volume70
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 15 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • General Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmacy

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