Impact of Intervention Programmes on the Emotional Intelligence Skills and Academic Achievement of Senior Secondary School Students in Lagos, Nigeria.
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Azuka – Obieke, U.
This study investigated the impact of intervention programmes on emotional intelligence skills and academic achievement of senior secondary school students in Lagos, Nigeria. Emotional intelligence skills in this study are interpersonal, leadership, self-management and intrapersonal skills. The intervention programmes are Emotional Learning System (ELS) and Peer Mentoring (PM). A quasi-experimental pre-test/ post-test, control group design was adopted for the study. The initial sample consisted of 240 participants comprising of both female and male SSS3 students drawn from three public schools in Mushin, Amuwo Odofin and Oshodi/Isolo education zones of Lagos State. The final sample for the experiment consisted of 156 female and male SSS3 students. Eight research hypotheses were formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. Two major instruments were used to generate data for the study namely: 1. Exploring and Developing Emotional Intelligence Skills Questionnaire (EDEISQ) 2. Achievement Test (AT) Data generated were analyzed using descriptive statistical method and Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA), Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient and Fishers Protected t test. Results from the analysis of data indicated that five out of the eight null hypotheses tested were rejected while three were accepted. The study revealed that both treatment techniques were efficacious in enhancing the level of emotional intelligence skills and in turn affects the academic achievement of the students. Further evidence revealed that emotional learning system was more effective in improving emotional intelligence skills and academic achievement than the peer mentoring technique. It is also apparent from the study that there is a relationship between emotional intelligence skills and academic achievement. The conclusion suggests that a student’s level of emotional intelligence skills affects his/her academic achievement. Thus, there is the need to inculcate the development of emotional intelligence skills into the school curriculum. This is considered important because of its impact in improving the academic achievement of students.
A Thesis Submitted to the School of Postgraduate Studies, University of Lagos.
Emotional Intelligence Skills , Academic Achievement , Emotional Learning System , Peer Mentoring , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education
Azuka – Obieke, U. (2012), Impact of Intervention Programmes on the Emotional Intelligence Skills and Academic Achievement of Senior Secondary School Students in Lagos, Nigeria. A Thesis Submitted to University of Lagos School of Postgraduate Studies Phd Thesis and Dissertation, 267 pp.