Social intelligence in Portuguese students: differences according to the school grade

Joana Carneiro Pinto, Liliana Faria, Maria do Céu Taveira

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This study aims to present Portuguese students’ perceptions about their social intelligence and to analysis and discussion of the differences between groups according to their school grade. Participants are adolescents attending the 8th, 10th and 11th grades of Portuguese public schools. Adolescents were administered the Cognitive Test of Social Intelligence (CTSI; Candeias, 2007), a pictorial self-report instrument, aimed at the diagnosis of adolescents needs capabilities, experience and motivation to deal with interpersonal situations. Resultsof indicate the existence of statistically significant differences between three school grades.Problem Solves and Motivation indexes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-62
Number of pages7
JournalProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2014
Event5th World Conference on Educational Sciences - WCES 2013 - Rome Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
Duration: 5 Feb 20138 Apr 2013
Conference number: 5


  • Adolescents
  • School grade
  • Social intelligence


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