Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


The Relationship between Emotional Quotient and Social Adjustment of Students

Author(s): Wilailak Ketkaew, Wassawadee Kaewprapun, Panida Chitnukul

The purposes of this research were to; 1) examine the emotional quotient of students, 2) examine the social adjustment of students, and 3) investigate the relationship between Emotional Quotient (EQ) and social adjustment of students. The population used in the research was 2,515 sophomores of Rajamangala University of Technology Sri vijaya, Thailand in the academic year 2017. The research sample consisted of 335 students who were selected through the purposive sampling. The research instrument was a survey questionnaire about emotional quotient and social adjustment of students. The statistics used in data analysis were percentage, mean, standard deviation and the Pearson correlation coefficient. The results of the study indicated as follows: 1)the emotional quotient of students in the goodness aspect was above the normal level; meanwhile, their emotional quotients in the smartness and happiness aspects were at normal levels,2) the social adjustments of students in the overall picture and in all aspects including physical, emotional, social and intellectual aspects were at moderate levels, and 3) the emotional quotient of students positively related to their social adjustment with the statistical significance at the level of 0.01.

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