Investigation Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence and Personality Traits Among Sample of Jordanian University Students

Ahmad Mohammed Mousa Mahasneh


The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between emotional intelligence (self-motivation, social skills, empathy, emotional awareness, and emotional management) and personality traits (neuroticism, extraversion, openness to experience, agreeableness and conscientiousness). Participants of the study consisted of (624) students (male and females) selected randomly from different faculties of Hashemite University. Two questionnaires on emotional intelligence and personality traits were administered to members of the sample during academic year 2012 / 2013. Pearson correlation and multiple regression analysis were used for data in the establishing the dependence of the two variables. Results indicate that there is a significant positive correlation between personality traits and emotional intelligence. Results also indicate that personality traits significantly explain emotional intelligence and personality traits predict all sub-dimensions of emotional intelligence.


Emotional intelligence; Personality traits; Jordanian university students

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