Increasing Emotional Intelligence: An Instructional Module for Adolescents

Author: Iqra Waheed

Supervisor: Saima Ghazal, PhD

Degree: Mphil

Year: 2014-2016

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


Emotional intelligence consists of adaptive emotional functioning including the ability to perceive, understand, utilize and manage emotions in self and in others. Research in various fields have investigated emotional intelligence and found the construct to be related with many important factors including achievement, psychological well-being, relationship quality and work performance. The present research was focused on developing and implementing a theory based indigenous instructional module for increasing emotional intelligence in adolescents. The research consisted of two studies. In Study- I, an instructional module for increasing emotional intelligence of adolescents was developed. This module was based on the four branch ability model of emotional intelligence (Mayer et al., 2004). In Study-II this newly developed module was implemented and evaluated using a quasi- experimental design. A total of 30 participants (15 boys & 15 girls) for each of the two groups (intervention & control) were selected using convenience sampling technique. The sample falls in the age range of 13 to 16 (M = 14.33, SD = .93) for the intervention group, and 13 to 18 (M = 14.53, SD = .97) for the control group. The Urdu version of the Emotional Intelligence Scale (Khatoon & Kausar, 2010) was used to evaluate the efficacy of the EI module. Five Mixed design (2 x 2) ANOVA were conducted to evaluate group x time interaction for global EI and its four components. Findings revealed that the intervention group improved significantly on overall/global emotional intelligence and on its various different sub domains. The findings of the research are then discussed in the light of previous research and Pakistani socio-cultural context.

Keywords: Increasing Emotional Intelligence, Ability Model, Module For Adolescents.

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