NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
ERIC Number: EJ1134442
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2332-3205
Emotional Intelligence (EI): A Therapy for Higher Education Students
Machera, Robert P.; Machera, Precious C.
Universal Journal of Educational Research, v5 n3 p461-471 2017
This study investigates the need to design and develop emotional intelligence curriculum for students in higher education. Emotional intelligence curriculum may be used as a therapy that provides skills to manage high emotions faced by generation "Y", on a day-to-day basis. Generation "Y" is emotionally challenged with: drug abuse, family abuse, sexual abuse, and relationship problems and other challenges. This curriculum assists students to boost their own emotional intelligence by learning how to cope with stresses. The module intends to promote emotional intelligence quotient in future graduates. The skills and techniques for emotional intelligence may be developed throughout someone's life as part of lifelong learning and would form the foundation for a balanced lifestyle. This study investigates to what extent students in higher education are presently exposed to emotional intelligence techniques as part of their curriculum. A survey and a qualitative approach were used to gather data from the students at Botho University who are enrolled in the BSc Honors in Accounting. The results informed the researchers whether higher education should introduce a curriculum for emotional intelligence.
Horizon Research Publishing. 506 North Garfield Avenue #210, Alhambra, CA 91801. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Botswana
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A