ERIC Number: ED465341
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Job Competencies and the Curriculum: An Inquiry into Emotional Intelligence in Graduate Professional Education.
Jaeger, Audrey J.
Empirical research has produced evidence suggesting that the ability to assess, regulate, and utilize emotions (i.e., emotional intelligence) is important to the performance of workers. Yet, few graduate professional program curricula adequately address the emotional and interpersonal skills that prospective employers most want in their employees and that employees find most useful in their work. This study examined the role emotions play in the academic performance of graduate students. The study used a convenience sample of 158 students in 5 sections of a general management course. Emotional intelligence was discussed in only one of the five sections. Data suggest that graduate students in a curricular group in which emotional intelligence was a focus significantly improved their emotional intelligence. The results from this study show that emotional capacities could be enhanced in the traditional graduate classroom. Furthermore, findings reveal a strong relationship between emotional intelligence and academic performance. (Contains 1 figure, 9 tables, and 63 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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