The Relationship between EFL Learners’ Emotional Intelligence and Critical Reading

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Islamic Azad University, Tabriz Branch

2 Islamic Azad University, Quchan Branch


This study examined the EFL learners’ Emotional Quotient (EQ) and Critical Reading (CR) ability to identify possible relationships between these two traits. The results show that there exists a significant relationship between students’ EQ and CR and there is no significant difference between females and males’ EQ and CR ability. Finally, only Intrapersonal and Stress Management subscales of EQ can be regarded as predictors of changes in CR scores. The findings of the study suggest that it is necessary to plan and take action for the management of the learners’ emotions and behaviors if pedagogy is going to develop learners’ skill in rational thinking and problem-solving which will be effective not only in instructional settings but also in daily life.    


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