The Need for Cognition and Emotional Intelligence in Individuals with High Academic Achievements

Agnieszka Żmuda

John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin Jana Pawła II
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8767-9375

Andrzej E. Sękowski

John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin Jana Pawła II
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8767-9375

Izabela Szymczak

John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin Jana Pawła II
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7239-8383


Abstrakt

Aim
The aim of this study was to verify the relationship between the need for cognition (NFC) and emotional intelligence (EI) in people with high academic achievement.

Method
This research involved 207 undergraduate and PhD students who were divided into two groups: (1) students who received scholarships from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (currently the Ministry of Education and Science) in recognition of their scientific achievements, and (2) students who did not receive scholarships. The research tools were the Polish version of the Need for Cognition Scale (Cacciopo & Petty, 1982) developed by Matusz, Gąsiorowska and Traczyk (2011) and the Popular Emotional Intelligence
Questionnaire (Jaworowska & Matczak, 2005).

Results
The need for cognition and emotional intelligence were positively correlated in both groups. Further analyses indicated that high academic achievement does not moderate the relationship between NFC and EI.

Conclusion
The study demonstrated that the need for cognition increases with a rise in the ability to manage, use and understand emotions.


Słowa kluczowe:

need for cognition, emotional intelligence, high academic achievements, self-regulation


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Żmuda, A., Sękowski, A. E., & Szymczak, I. (2021). The Need for Cognition and Emotional Intelligence in Individuals with High Academic Achievements. Przegląd Psychologiczny, 64(3), 171–185. https://doi.org/10.31648/przegldpsychologiczny.7782

Agnieszka Żmuda 
John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin Jana Pawła II
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8767-9375
Andrzej E. Sękowski 
John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin Jana Pawła II
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8767-9375
Izabela Szymczak 
John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin Jana Pawła II
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7239-8383



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