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Emotional intelligence among Nigerian adolescents: the role of training


Journal of Psychology & Clinical Psychiatry
Japhet Ayele Makama,1 James Aboh Ogbole,2 Stephen Jatau Umar,3 Jurbe Simon Bisji4

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Abstract

The study investigated the influence of training on emotional intelligence of adolescents in Jos South LGA of Plateau State. Forty-eight adolescents from two secondary schools (Sunnah High School and TCNN Secondary School) were used for the study. An experimental design was used in the study with 24 participants in the experimental group and 24 in the control group. The treatment group participated in six sessions of training involving intensive training in emotional-social intelligence skills acquisition for one month. The Wong and Law Emotional Intelligence Scale (WLEIS) were used to measure emotional intelligence. The hypothesis tested showed that there was a significant effect of training on emotional intelligence of adolescents with those in the experimental group scoring higher on emotional intelligence. Because Training was found to be effective in improving the emotional intelligence of adolescents in secondary schools participating in this study. Curriculum developers were recommended to incorporate emotional intelligence training into the school curriculum in schools which will help in the development of a sane society.

Keywords

training, experiment, control, emotional intelligence, unemployment, political imbalance, poverty, lack of socio- cultural infrastructures, marginalization, knowledge, intellectual complexity, executive control, theory , resilience, optimism, creativity

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