Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence and Reading Comprehension Ability and Vocabulary Knowledge of Iranian EFL Learners in Tehran Azad Universities

The Sixth International Conference on Applied Research in Language Studies, 2019

9 Pages Posted: 22 Jan 2020

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Zahra Farajnezhad

Islamic Azad University, Najafabad branch, Isfahan

Omid Tabatabai

Islamic Azad University, Najafabad branch, Isfahan - English Department

Date Written: December 29, 2019

Abstract

The purpose of the present study was to determine whether EQ, as an interpersonal skill and innate potential, had any relationship between reading comprehension and Vocabulary Knowledge of learners. To this end, 150 Iranian EFL learners studying at Islamic Azad University (IAU) took an Oxford Placement Test (OPT); 150 candidates (95 males and 55 females) who were at the intermediate level were selected as the participants of the study and hence took the self-report measure Emotional Intelligence Quotient Quiz. The validity and reliability of EQi were measured and the instrument was found to be valid and highly internally consistent. Correlation and regression analysis were performed to test the hypotheses. Results revealed that there was not a strong relationship between Emotional Intelligence and EFL learners’ reading comprehension and vocabulary knowledge.

Keywords: Emotional Intelligence, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary Knowledge

JEL Classification: ELSCONF06_165

Suggested Citation

Farajnezhad, Zahra and Tabatabai, Omid, Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence and Reading Comprehension Ability and Vocabulary Knowledge of Iranian EFL Learners in Tehran Azad Universities (December 29, 2019). The Sixth International Conference on Applied Research in Language Studies, 2019, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3511156 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3511156

Zahra Farajnezhad (Contact Author)

Islamic Azad University, Najafabad branch, Isfahan ( email )

Iran

Omid Tabatabai

Islamic Azad University, Najafabad branch, Isfahan - English Department

Iran

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