Using the descriptive and comparative method, this research attempted to find out the relationship between the emotional intelligence and academic performance among the student leaders and members of academic organizations in Colegio de San Juan de Letran Calamba. Through stratified random sampling, the 138 respondents were determined from the following organizations: Psychological Function Society (PFS) from School of Arts and Sciences, Information Technology of Letran (INTEL) from the Institute of Computer Science and Technology, Letran Mechanical Engineering Society (LMES) from the School of Engineering, The Hospitality Management Students Society (THOMASS) from the School of Business Management and Accountancy, and Letran Nursing Students Association (LNSA) from the School of Nursing.
The respondents’ academic performance was determined through their General Weighted Average (GWA) obtained from the Office of the Registrar. On the other hand, the emotional intelligence of the respondents, was measured through a standardized test called the BarOnEQ-i:YV by Dr. Reuven Baron. Using the t-test, the researchers obtained the mean scores of the EQ and GWA of the respondents. Findings showed that there was a positive correlation between the EQ and the academic performance of the respondents.
In view of the findings, the addition of elective subjects concerned with stress management was recommended to develop the students’ coping mechanism in handling stress. Also, to enhance particular components of the students’ EQ, the school staff involved in student activities could design training programs based on the results of this study.