Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 5(10), pp. 1835 - 1842
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2017.051022
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The Predictive Role of Emotional Intelligence on Personality and Shyness

Coşkun Arslan 1, Ayşe Eliüşük Bülbül 1,*, Çağla Girgin Büyükbayraktar 2
1 Department of Education Sciences, Konya Necmettin Erbakan University, Turkey
2 Department of Education Sciences, Selçuk University, Turkey


The main objective of this research is to determine the relationship between shyness, emotional intelligence and the five factor personality traits in university students. Furthermore it aims to determine whether the emotional intelligence and personality traits predict the Shyness levels at a significant level. The population of this study consisted of students from Bartın and Konya Necmettin Erbakan universities from which were 445 female and 172 male students with a total of 617 students. A random cluster sampling method was used in the selection of the sample. The age of the students ranged between 17 and 30 (-X= 19,25 and Ss=.613). Bar-on emotional intelligence scale, the shyness scale and finally Adjective Based Personality Test (SDKT) used in order to determine five factorial personality traits of the students. As a result of the study; a positive relation found between university students' shyness and neuroticism and between personality traits; extraversion, openness, agreeableness and conscientiousness found to be negatively related. Between shyness and emotional intelligence, personal awareness, interpersonal relationships found a negative relationship between shyness and the general mood of the stress management and the compliance with the environment. Moreover it seen that personality traits and emotional intelligence were an important predictor of shyness.

Emotional Intelligence, Personality, Shyness

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Coşkun Arslan , Ayşe Eliüşük Bülbül , Çağla Girgin Büyükbayraktar . "The Predictive Role of Emotional Intelligence on Personality and Shyness." Universal Journal of Educational Research 5.10 (2017) 1835 - 1842. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2017.051022.