Abstract


The purpose of this research was obviously to describe: (1) emotional intelligence, (2) social perception, (3) social interaction, (4) the contribution of emotional intelligence, social perceptio, emotional intelligence and social perception towards social interactions. This research was using quantitative method with correlation type. The population was college students’ guidance and counseling program in STKIP PGRI West Sumatera. The research findings shown that: (1) an average of the emotional intelligence of college students at the high category, (2) social perceptions of the college students were in the positive category, (3) college students’ social interaction  were in the good category, (4) there was a significant contribution of emotional intelligence toward social interaction, (5) there was a significant contribution of social perception toward social interaction, and (6) there were together a significant contribution of emotional intelligence and social perception toward social interaction.

Keywords


Emotional Intelligence, Social Perception, Social Interaction