Emotional Intelligence of Students During Pandemic Outbreak. A Study in Higher Education

Milen Todorov*, Gergana Avramova-Todorova, Veselina Bureva, Cengiz Kahraman, Guy De Tré

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Emotional intelligence is a main area in educational psychology and a key factor in the academic life of students. In the current study the dimensions of emotional intelligence - self-awareness, managing emotions, motivating oneself, and social skills were examined in order to identify negatively affected aspects due to the COVID 19 outbreak. Data was gathered from students from University “Prof. Dr. Asen Zlatarov”, Burgas, Bulgaria through a self-completion electronic questionnaire which includes a total of 50 questions related to emotional intelligence. The obtained results are processed by making use of intuitionistic fuzzy set (IFS) techniques. It was found that there are is no significant influence of pandemic situation on emotional condition of the students. However, a set of elements associated to the dimensions of emotional intelligence should be taken into account in order to support the success of students during their education and further professional realization.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent Contributions to Bioinformatics and Biomedical Sciences and Engineering
EditorsSotir Sotirov, Tania Pencheva, Janusz Kacprzyk, Krassimir T. Atanassov, Evdokia Sotirova, Simeon Ribagin
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9783031310683
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event2nd International Symposium on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BioInfoMed 2022 - Burgas, Bulgaria
Duration: 5 Oct 20227 Oct 2022

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
Volume658 LNNS
ISSN (Print)2367-3370
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3389


Conference2nd International Symposium on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BioInfoMed 2022

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2023, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.


Acknowledgments. The authors are thankful for the support provided by the European Regional Development Fund and the Operational Program “Science and Education for Smart Growth” under contract UNITe No. BG05M2OP001–1.001–0004-C01 (2018–2023).

FundersFunder number
European Regional Development FundBG05M2OP001–1.001–0004-C01


    • academic learning
    • COVID 19 outbreak
    • emotional intelligence


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