The Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence and Anxiety in Graduate Students

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 4,9
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 2: Promoting Social and Emotional Development

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. learn different dimensions of emotional intelligence.
  2. understand the differential effects of various subdomains of emotional intelligence on anxiety in graduate students.
  3. learn the benefits of promoting emotional intelligence in graduate school.


Does emotional intelligence matter in graduate school? This study examined the relationship between emotional intelligence and anxiety in graduate students. Seventy-two graduate students participated in this study. Our results suggest that different dimensions of emotional intelligence have different relationships with anxiety. We will discuss the implications of the results in the poster presentation. Participants will learn to differentiate various dimensions of emotional intelligence and their significance in predicting graduate students’ emotional well-being.



Alexandra M. Vicidomini, Achieve Beyond
Sarah Blair, Westbrook Preparatory School- SCO Family of Services
Cliff (Yung-Chi) Chen, Queens College, CUNY


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