Does the Notion of EI Make IQ Obsolete?
In 1995, Daniel Goleman questioned the value of placing too much emphasis on IQ as a predictor of success in life. He presented compelling evidence for the need to further investigate the efficacy of a more affectively mediated intelligence, which he characterised as emotional intelligence (EI) - an epithet that has become synonymous with he name.
In this study, ten EI-type tasks were created and administered to 87 Year three students. The same students were then asked to complete a standardised IQ test. Variables were then cross-correlated to determine whether significant relationships surfaced. Prima facie, it appears that certain EI tasks relate to IQ results as well as to each other. Results appear to support the conclusion that certain EI tests may provide valuable information on chilpren's broader performance. Such information, however, ought to be treated as an adjunct to the IQ score rather than as a substitute for it.
Imbrosciano, A., & Berlach, R.G. (2003). Does the notion of EI make IQ obsolete?Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 7(2), 59.