The influence of physical activity on emotional intelligence

Ho Ching LEUNG

Research output: Other contributionHonours Project

Abstract

This study aimed at investigating the influence of physical activities (PA) on emotional intelligence (EI) among full-time undergraduate students at The Education University of Hong Kong. The research first identified the level of EI and PA among the participants and then analysed the data through a linear multiple regression test, using students’ last year Grade Point Average (GPA) as a controlled variable to predict the value of EI with PA. The present research used a survey to collect data from 57 Year 2 or above students, using a convenience sampling. The Schutte Self-Report Emotional Intelligence Test (SSEIT) (Schutte, Malouff, Hall, Haggerty, Cooper, Golden, & Dornheim, 1998) and the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) (Craig et al., 2003) were used to measure the participants’ EI and PA; students’ last year GPA was collected from the demographic section of the survey. There was no significant relation between PA and EI, suggesting that PA did not significantly predict value of EI, controlling GPA. Possible explanations included restriction of range, non-reliable results from SSEIT, and limitations in data collection.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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Keywords

  • Emotional intelligence
  • Physical activity
  • Grade point average
  • Alt. title: Emotional intelligence and physical activity
  • Honours Project (HP)
  • Bachelor of Education (Honours) (Physical Education) (Five-year Full-time)
  • Programme code: A5B062
  • Course code: PSY4041