Social Quotient research results, choose one:


How SQ fits with Emotional Intelligence in career success, or how SQ research supports findings by Goleman and others. Differences between the success patterns of men and women are described.

SQ vs Gardner's interpersonal intelligence. Substantial data is available to demonstrate there is little relationship between a person's likability (SQ) and their social intelligence. Employers and colleges are much more interested in a person's SQ than in their understanding of social factors.

Research findings on career success, focusing on IQ. IQ and SQ each account for about 1/3 of work success. Research from several sources is highlighted, including a link on IQ differences among nations and racial groups.

Likability findings from research by Cottringer as compared to Social Quotient results. A comparison of two quite different approaches finds similar characteristics leading to likability - including happiness and a positive attitude.

Measuring ambition/ self skills (the roughly 1/2 of Emotional Intelligence not covered by Social Quotient). This area is difficult to measure because much of it is not a stable trait like IQ or SQ. Ambition seems to vary substantially with the liking a person has for their current career field. This section includes some preliminary survey work with the ambition/ career interests of high school students.

Affirmative Action effects of SQ. Unlike IQ, data on Social Quotient indicate that SQ scores are largely independent of race. Since likability (SQ) is an important predictor of success, colleges and employers can get an affirmative action boost by using SQ in admissions/ hiring decisions. There is some indication that for males, non-white are preferred, even in mainly white classes - a potential finding that could have a real impact on Affirmative Action efforts.

Participating schools & teachers in Social Quotient surveys

SQ validity is demonstrated by the unbiased nature of the survey process and by the high correlation between skilled teachers' recommendations and SQ scores.

SQ reliability has been tested, consistently showing an average +/- 7 difference between a person's SQ scores. Individual scores can show greater variation, as can teacher ratings of a student's social skills.

Web (this website, 170+ pages on IQ and Success skills)

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