Tag Archives: Self Management

Emotional Intelligence and Self-Management Training Programs in Reducing Peer Victimization among Nigerian Adolescents: Interaction Effects of Locus of Control and Gender (Published)

Peer victimization among adolescents especially the school-going adolescents is a growing concern in Nigeria. Initiatives by policy-makers, educationists and school authorities, among others have not yielded the desired results as youth involvement in organized armed crime has been on the increase. This study investigated the effect of self-management and emotional intelligence training programs in reducing peer victimization among Nigerian adolescents. A quasi experimental pretest, post-test, control group research design of 3x2x2 factorial matrix type was used for this study while gender (male and female) and locus of control (internal and external) used as moderating variables. The study participants were one hundred and eighty (180) Senior Secondary 2 students selected from 3 coeducational secondary schools in Remo educational block of Ogun State, Nigeria. One standardized instrument was used in collecting data while analysis of covariance was used to analyze the generated data. Results show that self-management and emotional intelligence training programs were effective in reducing peer victimization but self-management was found to be more effective.  The study also revealed that only locus of control of participants combined to interact with the treatment in reducing peer victimization among the participants. Results showed that participants with internal locos of control benefit more from self-management and emotional intelligence training. It was concluded that participants’ peer relationship skills improved significantly as a result of the treatment. The findings have effectively demonstrated that the treatment packages could be used as veritable tools in equipping adolescents with necessary skills that can be used to expedite some kinds of cognitive processes in our youths such as decision-making, problem-solving, self-control, and therefore bringing about peaceful co-existence among the people.

Keywords: Adolescents, Emotional Intelligence, Nigeria, Peer victimization, Self Management

EFFECTIVENESS OF VALUE CLARIFICATION AND SELF-MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES IN REDUCING DROPOUT TENDENCY AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOLS STUDENTS IN EDO STATE (Published)

This study investigated the effectiveness of value clarification (VC) and self-management (SM) techniques on adolescent dropout tendency. The sample consisted of seventy-two students (36 males and 36 females) from four secondary schools in Edo state of Nigeria. ANCOVA statistics was used to test the effectiveness among the independent variables (VC and SM) on dropout tendency. Value clarification was identified more the most effective in the treatment of dropping out tendency than SM (P<.05). Based on this result the study advocated for the use of VC for the treatment of dropping out tendency among secondary school students.

Keywords: Dropout, School, Self Management, Student, Value verification

DIMENSIONS OF EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AS PREDICTORS OF JOB INVOLVEMENT AMONG TEACHERS (Published)

The study investigated how the dimensions of emotional intelligence can predict teachers’ job involvement in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria. It used 430 teachers drawn via purposive and simple random sampling techniques. Two research questions and two null hypotheses guided the study. Two instruments, dimensions of Emotional Intelligence Scale (DEIS) and Teachers’ Job Involvement Questionnaire were used for data collections. The internal consistency coefficients of 0.76 and 0.90 were obtained for DEIS and TJIQ respectively using Cronbach alpha method. The instruments were administered via direct delivery approach, and data collected were analysed using multiple regression statistics. After the analysis, it was found that emotional intelligence and its dimensions had significant predictions on teachers’ job involvement. Again that self-awareness had the highest prediction followed by self-management, social awareness and then relationship management. Based on the findings implications of the study and recommendations were stated

Keywords: Emotional Intelligence, Relationship Management and Job Involvement, Safe Awareness, Self Management, Social Awareness

DIMENSIONS OF EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AS PREDICTORS OF JOB INVOLVEMENT AMONG TEACHERS (Review Completed - Accepted)

The study investigated how the dimensions of emotional intelligence can predict teachers job involvement in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria. It used 430 teachers drawn via purposive and simple random sampling techniques. Two research questions and two null hypotheses guided the study. Two instruments, dimensions of Emotional Intelligence Scale (DEIS) and Teachers’ Job Involvement Questionnaire were used for data collections. The internal consistency coefficients of 0.76 and 0.90 were obtained for DEIS and TJIQ respectively using Cronbach alpha method. The instruments were administered via direct delivery approach, and data collected were analysed using multiple regression statistics. After the analysis, it was found that emotional intelligence and its dimensions had significant predictions on teachers’ job involvement. Again that self-awareness had the highest prediction followed by self management, social awareness and then relationship management. Based on the findings implications of the study and recommendations were stated.

Keywords: Emotional Intelligence, Relationship Management And Job Involvem, Safe Awareness, Self Management, Social Awareness