This study investigates the
influence of emotional intelligence and improved professionalism of teachers. A
case study of selected schools. Four schools were used for this study, two
private and two public schools. The data of this research was obtained through
the use of questionnaire which elicit information on the level of awareness of
emotional intelligence among teachers and its relation to their classroom
management, teaching methodology and the academic performance of their
students. The result of the study revealed that the experienced teacher has
high level of emotional intelligence while the entry level teachers has a low
level of intelligence. The private school teachers has a higher level of
awareness than the public school teachers. In our findings it was discovered
that there is a strong relationship between Emotional Intelligence and academic
performance suggesting the potential for enhancing social emotional learning
(SEL) in graduate classrooms
Title Page i
Table of Contents v
Background to the Study 1
of the Problem 2
of the Study 3
of the Study 3
of the Study 4
of Study 5
Definition of Terms 5
of Emotional Intelligence 6
2.1.1 Five Key Components of Emotional
Intelligence 8 2.1.2 Four Branches of Emotional
of Teaching 10
is Profession? 11
as a profession 21
as professionals 25
and Review 30
3.0 Methodology 32
of the Study 32
Sampling and Sampling Techniques 33
and Reliability of Research Instrument 34
Tools and Analytical Procedure 34
of Distributed Questionnaire 34
Presentation and Analysis 35
Level of Awareness of Emotional Intelligence among Teachers 39
of Emotional Intelligence on Teaching Methodology 46
4.4 Teachers Emotional Intelligence and its
effect on the
academic performance of the students 46
of Findings and Recommendations 48
of Research Outcomes 48
5.1.1 The Level of Awareness of Teachers about
Emotional Intelligence 48
5.1.2 Impact of Emotional Intelligence on
Classroom Management 49
5.1.3 Influence of Emotional Intelligence on
Teaching Methodology 49
5.1.4 Teachers’ Emotional Intelligence and its
effects on the Academic
Performance of the Students 50
5.2 Recommendations 50
5.3 Conclusion 52
1.0 BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY
profession, unlike others, has to do with the moulding of children with
different traits to become good citizens. The proper education of the youths of
a nation cannot be overemphasized, as it is the only way in preparing them to
fare better and bring innovations into their life and to the society. Proper
education is not only instruction in school subjects and cannot take place in
isolation from the emotions of the child. Teachers deal with extroverts,
introverts, very intelligent and upcoming, hardworking and lazy, and a whole
lot of different behaviours. Yet a professional teacher is not to hate anyone
and should not show love for one above the other. In other words, the teacher
should not be partial. Many students do not perform well in some subjects
because of the teacher handling the subject. A teacher’s success depend largely
on the success of his or her students. A teacher needs to show good mastery of
the subject matter he or she is teaching but more than that, he needs to be
emotionally intelligent to have superior performance.
For teachers to be able
to excel at their jobs, they need to be emotionally intelligent. Emotional
intelligence can be defined as the ability to monitor one's emotion and other
people's emotions, to discriminate between different emotions and label them
appropriately and to use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior
(Goleman, 1995). Emotional intelligence also reflects abilities to join
intelligence, empathy and emotions to enhance thought and understanding of
interpersonal dynamics (Mayer, 1997).
(1995) said there is an old fashioned word for the body of skills that
emotional intelligence represents, which he called Character. Who will take the
responsibility of creating a nation whose foundation is character? Teachers
play the central role in cultivating character by inculcating self-discipline
and empathy. The teachers who will be imparting these skills in schools also
need to practice them. In putting this to practice, at the first place,
teachers need to be trained to be Emotionally Intelligent. For this, teacher
educators should be aware of the importance of Emotional Intelligence in
Education. In fact, most educators know about the importance of imparting
Emotional Intelligence training to the students but little effort is putin to
emotional intelligence determines our potential for learning the practical
skills that are based on its five
elements: Self-awareness, Motivation, Self-regulation, Empathy and
Adeptness in relationships. Our emotional competence shows how much of that
potential we have exhibited in the way we do our job as teachers.
(2008) found in his study that Emotional Intelligence competencies can be
developed in students. Singh (2003) found that different professionals need
different levels of Emotional Intelligence for success. Teachers need to be
highly Emotionally Intelligent to be successful.
present study is conducted with a view to assess the Emotional Intelligence of
teachers through its components; Self Awareness, Self-Management, Social
Awareness and Social Skills in relation to how well they manage their
classroom, plan and deliver lesson and its impact in improving them
OF THE PROBLEM
research works have been conducted and concluded in the past on the topic
emotional intelligence as its use translate to better performance on a job. One
common observation from the researchers’ works is that they try to narrow down
emotional intelligence as one of the survival skill and needed quality in the 21st
century job market. The need to carry out a research on the emotional
intelligence and improved professionalism of teachers is paramount as this
research intends to fill this lacuna by integrating teachers and the students
as well in the study.
tend to excel at subjects that an empathic teacher is teaching. The behavior or
attitude of teachers have sent some children away from school. No parent wants
a teacher who treats his or her child badly or disciplines for no reason.
Parents of children who are not doing well want teachers that are patient,
kind, tolerant and will encourage their children.
having challenges need teachers to confide in but then not just any teacher. If
they cannot get any, they confide in friends who sometimes lead them astray.
OF THE STUDY
main purpose is to investigate how emotional intelligence will bring about
improved professionalism of teachers.
OF THE STUDY
main objective of this study is to examine the effect of emotional intelligence
and how it can improve teachers’ professionalism. In order to achieve this
objective, other specific objectives are to:
i. Evaluate the level of awareness of
teachers about emotional intelligence
ii. Ascertain the impact of emotional
intelligence on classroom management.
iii. Establish the link between emotional
intelligence and teaching methodology
iv. Relate the influence of teachers’
emotional intelligence and its effects on the academic performance of the
understanding of this research work shall be geared towards generating
necessary information to the question below:
1. What is the level of awareness of
teachers about emotional intelligence?
2. What is the impact of emotional
intelligence on classroom management?
3. How can emotional intelligence
influence the teaching methodology adopted by a teacher?
4. How does the teachers’ emotional
intelligence affect the academic performance of the students?
OF THE STUDY
relevance of this study is the usefulness of the conclusion and recommendations
that would be derived at the end of the research work. This research work will
provide the practicing teachers and the new teachers with the requisite
elements of emotional intelligence which will get them better prepared to
handle the teaching learning exercise of the 21st Century and also make them
exhibit skills which will make them more professional in the way they carry out
will enable government and school administrators to better understand this
thematic topic to be able to train current and would-be teachers.
the outcome of this research would inform government, policy makers and teacher
education institutions to include emotional intelligence as one of the qualities
teachers should possess thereby looking out for it during observation and
the outcome of the work will serve as a reference and tool for further research
and study by prospective researchers on the thematic topic.
OF THE STUDY
study will cover four secondary schools in Lagos State. Two schools would be
selected from the government owned schools and privately owned schools.
study will aim at Literacy and Numeracy teachers in the selected schools as
these are some of the core subjects needed for the pupils assessment.
DEFINITION OF TERMS
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: It
is the ability of individuals to recognize their own and other people’s
emotions, to discriminate between different feelings and label them
appropriately and to use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior.
CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT: It
is the term used by teachers to describe the process of ensuring that classroom
lessons run smoothly despite disruptive behaviors by students.
this is defined as the conduct, aims, or qualities that characterize or mark a
profession or professional person. It involves the set of skills, good
judgement, and polite behavior that is expected from a person who is trained to
do a job well.
TEACHING METHODOLOGY: This
comprise the principles and methods used for classroom instruction to be
implemented by teachers to achieve the desired learning in students. These
strategies are determined partly on subject matter to be taught and partly by the
nature of the learner.
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