Emotional Intelligence, Self-Concept and Academic performance od Senior Secondary School students in Sokoto Metropolis
This paper examines the relationship between emotional intelligence self-soncept and academic performance of secondary school students in Sokoto metropolis. A sample of 351 students was drawn from the population of secondary school students in Sokoto smetropolis. Three instruments were used in obtaining the data for the study. They are; adopted version of Kolo (2006) emotional intelligence questionnaire (EIQ), Akinboye’s Adolecent personal data inventory subscale which measured self-concept and JSCE results in English and Mathematics which measured academic performance of students. Three hypotheses were tested and the result obtained showed: significant relationship between emotional intelligence and academic performance; significant sex diffirences in the emotional intelligence of the students No significant sex differences in the self-concept of the students. Based on the findings, it was recommended that the teaching of emotional intelligence in secondary schools be introduced. Parents, teachers and guidance counselors should encourage and support students to develop and improve their self-concept and academic performance through the provision of challenging task.