Title

Emotional Intelligence and GPA

School Name

Chapin High School

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Behavioral Science

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

With the expansion of the Coronavirus in the past few years, many schools have switched to online or a hybrid between online and in-person learning. This has caused grades to drop drastically on a nationwide level. To exemplify this, The New York Times stated, "In Houston, about half of high school students got at least one F in the fall 2020 semester, compared with 35 percent the year before. In Dallas, five high schools had more than a quarter of students failing two or more courses this spring, up from just one school two years ago. And in Chicago, a recent story by WBEZ described teachers at high-poverty high schools agonizing about whether to fail students"(Taylor, Nierenberg, 2021). This study looks at the relationship between emotional intelligence, the ability to analyze nonverbal cues, and grade point average (GPA). I conducted the survey to find a solution to the drastically dropping GPAs of high school students across the nation. If emotional intelligence is a determining factor in raising GPA, schools could implement programs to elevate students' emotional intelligence and therefore their grades.

Location

B&E 235

Start Date

4-2-2022 10:15 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

Group Project

No

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Apr 2nd, 10:15 AM

Emotional Intelligence and GPA

B&E 235

With the expansion of the Coronavirus in the past few years, many schools have switched to online or a hybrid between online and in-person learning. This has caused grades to drop drastically on a nationwide level. To exemplify this, The New York Times stated, "In Houston, about half of high school students got at least one F in the fall 2020 semester, compared with 35 percent the year before. In Dallas, five high schools had more than a quarter of students failing two or more courses this spring, up from just one school two years ago. And in Chicago, a recent story by WBEZ described teachers at high-poverty high schools agonizing about whether to fail students"(Taylor, Nierenberg, 2021). This study looks at the relationship between emotional intelligence, the ability to analyze nonverbal cues, and grade point average (GPA). I conducted the survey to find a solution to the drastically dropping GPAs of high school students across the nation. If emotional intelligence is a determining factor in raising GPA, schools could implement programs to elevate students' emotional intelligence and therefore their grades.