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ERIC Number: EJ1079778
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-2222-1735
Effect of Instruction in Emotional Intelligence Skills on Locus of Control and Academic Self-Efficacy among Junior Secondary School Students in Niger State, Nigeria
Umaru, Yunusa; Umma, Abdulwahid
Journal of Education and Practice, v6 n18 p164-169 2015
This study investigated the effect of instruction in emotional intelligence Skills on locus of control and academic self-efficacy among junior secondary school students in Niger state, Nigeria. This study employed a quasi-experimental, non-equivalent control group, pre-test - post-test design. The population of this study was 105,034 secondary school students out of which 40 students were purposively sampled and used for the study. The instrument used for data collection were locus of control scale(LOCS) and Academic Self Efficacy Scales (ASES).Data were analysed using mean, standard deviation and t-test. The findings reveals that, Emotional intelligence skills was effective in moderating locus of control (t = 23.98, p = 0.000) and improve academic self-efficacy (t = 22.88, p = 0.000) of secondary school students. And there was no gender difference in the effect of emotional intelligence skills on locus of control (t = 1.02, p = 0.064) and academic self-efficacy (t = 3.41, p = 0.003) of respondents. It was recommended that School Principals, counsellors, Psychologist and Subject teachers should be exposed to training in Emotional intelligence skills such as emotional self-awareness, self-management, social-awareness and relationship management in re-addressing students with academic problems.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria