Compatibility of Emotional Intelligence and Self- Efficacy with Motivation for Academic Achievement in Middle School Students in the City of Zahedan in Iran

Document Type: Original Article


1 Ph D. Student in Islamic Azad University, khourasgan branch, Isfahan, Iran

2 Master of management, Municipal of Sistan and Baluchistan, Zahedan, Iran

3 Faculty member in Shahid Motahari Campus, Farhangian University, Zahedan, Iran

4 Master of management, Islamic Azad University, Zahedan branch, Zahedan, Iran

5 Master of Educational Technology, Islamic Azad University, Zahedan branch, Zahedan, Iran


Introduction: The present study aimed at examining the
compatibility of Emotional Intelligence and self- efficacy with
middle school students’ motivation for academic achievement in
Materials and method: The method included descriptive statistics
and multi-stage cluster sampling. The population consisted of
13334 middle school students enrolling in academic year 2011 in
school district 2. 190 students were randomly selected through
multi-stage sampling and they completed General Self-Efficacy Scale
(GSE), Emotional Intelligence Inventory and Achievement
Motivation Questionnaire.
Results: Findings indicated that students’ self –efficacy was found
to be slightly higher than average level, while their academic
achievement and their Emotional Intelligence reached the higher
levels. Besides, there existed direct, significant relationships
between self– efficacy, academic achievement and Emotional
Intelligence of students.
Conclusion: The study results show that regarding to the selfefficacy
and emotional Intelligence components are good
determiners for academic achievement.


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