Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Effects of Emotional Intelligence on Age, Academics, Gender, and Sport Performance in Collegiate Athletes
by Dimick, Julie Ann, Ed.D., Trevecca Nazarene University, 2017, 144; 10267408
Abstract (Summary)

This study investigates the association between athletes’ emotional intelligence and age, gender, academics, and sport performance. Participants in this study consisted of 181 NCAA Division II athletes from one faith-based university. Results indicate that no relationship between emotional intelligence and age, academics, and sport performance exist. A significant relationship was found when comparing gender to emotional intelligence. Male athletes scored higher than females in overall EI, self-management, and self-awareness. Furthermore, the study found gender was a predictor of GPA. Females had a slightly higher GPA than males. Descriptive statistics are included to show several trends depicted in tables and bar graphs that are identifiable by viewing the tendencies of the means.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Paul, Holly, Taylor, Tandy
Commitee: Patterson, Alice, Ventura, Heidi
School: Trevecca Nazarene University
Department: Doctoral Studies
School Location: United States -- Tennessee
Source: DAI-B 78/10(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Education, Psychology, Higher education
Keywords: Academic performance, Age comparisons, Collegiate athletes, Emotional intelligence, Gender differences, Sport psychology
Publication Number: 10267408
ISBN: 978-1-369-85506-7
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