Multiple and Emotional Intelligence: Correlates of Freshmen Education Students' Academic Performance in English




academic performance, emotional intelligences, multiple intelligences


Multiple and Emotional Intelligence refers to a broader range of human intelligence in children and adults. These are the variety of intellect and skills, including the ability to judge, comprehend, and deal effectively with people, objects, symbols, and the environment, act purposely, reason, and monitor one's emotions. This study aimed to determine whether the Multiple and Emotional Intelligence of Freshmen Education Students correlates with their academic performance in English. Thirty (30) participants from Freshmen Education in one of the Colleges in Cagayan de Oro City School Year 2022–2023 are part of this study. The research instrument used in this study is an adopted questionnaire from Walter McKenzie's Multiple Intelligence inventory and Mind Tools' How Emotionally Intelligent are you. The result shows that participants had varied intelligence. However, intelligence such as intrapersonal and self-awareness, substantially correlated to respondents' academic performance in English. Moreover, multiple and emotional intelligence correlate with respondents' Academic Performance in English, where teachers must be flexible in using instructions that recognize the students' intelligence, particularly intrapersonal and self-awareness, as it will help them perform better in English subjects.

Author Biographies

Kurt S. Candilas , Lourdes College, Philippines

Dr. Kurt S. Candilas is the Dean of the Arts and Sciences Program of Lourdes College, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. He earned his undergraduate degree of Arts in English at Bukidnon State University, Malaybalay City. He obtained his Master’s degree in Education major in Teaching English Communication Arts at Lourdes College, Cagayan de Oro City. He finished his Doctorate degree in English major in Literature at the University of San Jose Recoletos, Cebu City, Philippines. Dr. Candilas also earned his TESOL advanced certification with the American TESOL Institute of the Philippines, Inc.

Janelle J. Ovalo, Lourdes College, Philippines

Janelle J. Ovalo is a third-year students of Lourdes College in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. Janelle J. Ovalo has an interest in learning English language in relation and implication to studying the Multiple and Emotional Intelligence.

Vylette Gail T. Miquiabas, Lourdes College, Philippines

Vylette Gail T. Miquiabas is a third-year students of Lourdes College in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. Vylette Gail T. Miquiabas  has an interest in learning English language in relation and implication to studying the Multiple and Emotional Intelligence.

Christine Nicollete L. Rapirap, Lourdes College, Philippines

Christine Nicollete L. Rapirap is a third-year students of Lourdes College in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. Christine Nicollete L. Rapirap has an interest in learning English language in relation and implication to studying the Multiple and Emotional Intelligence.


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How to Cite

Candilas, K. S., Ovalo, J. J., Miquiabas, V. G. T., & Rapirap, C. N. L. (2023). Multiple and Emotional Intelligence: Correlates of Freshmen Education Students’ Academic Performance in English. AsiaCALL Online Journal, 14(2), 47–61.

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