Test Anxiety, Emotional Intelligence and Academic Achievement among Students at the Higher Secondary Level

Bilal Ahmad Lone


We are living in the age of Globalization where our traditional ways of living are in transitional phase. Due to privatization, urbanization and liberalization, the youth is in a dilemma where they find themselves unfit and unequipped. A rapid change in family life, pressures of peers and society, today’s life style and academic challenges etc. are the factors where there is an increase in competition and stress. The youth is not able to cope up with the negative emotions which have become a stigma of their life.

Emotional Intelligence (EI) has been a popular topic of debate in the field of education in general and management in particular. It is considered as a successful predictor of academic success/performance/achievement. Researchers have claimed that EI predicts success at schools, and colleges/ universities. However, Academic achievement has become an index of child’s future in this highly competitive world. Academic achievement has been one of the most important goals of the educational process. The present study provides a further need on how to improve upon the academics of students. Also, the study has shown that emotional well - being could be emphasized on academic success. Implications and recommendations for developing EI among students are discussed.


Academic achievement, Test Anxiety, Emotional intelligence

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