1Department of Clinical Psychology, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, IR Iran
2Department of Psychiatry, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, IR Iran
3Department of Public Health, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, IR Iran
Background Type of personality and emotional intelligence affects a person’s mental function and capabilities, which can influence academic achievement. Objectives This study was designed to evaluate the relationship between emotional intelligence, type of character and academic achievement. Materials and Methods This is a cross-sectional study on students of Kashan University of Medical Sciences in 2012. In total 221 students participated in the study. In addition to demographic information, a Five Factor Personality Questionnaire and Emotional Quotient Inventory were used. Participants completed questionnaires in their classrooms. Data were analyzed using SPSS software version 16. Descriptive statistics were calculated and analysis of variance and regression analysis were used. Results Conclusions Some components of personality types and emotional intelligence are predictors of academic achievement. Therefore, attention to these issues in students is needed to ensure the best achievement gains.