January 2007:Â Chief Learning Officer :: Industry News
There are many assumptions about emotional intelligence and age. Popular literature and â€œcommon senseâ€ assert older people are wiser and more aware, but is this true?
Existing research indicates a slight relationship between emotional intelligence and age.
Using the Six Secondsâ€™ Emotional Intelligence Assessment (SEI), a study of 405 Americans shows emotional intelligence (EQ) increases slightly with age. The relationship is r = 0.13 (p < 0.01) â€” slight but significant.