Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence and the Gender and Age of Basic Electricity Students in Technical College in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja
International Journal of Vocational Education and Training Research
Volume 4, Issue 1, June 2018, Pages: 1-7
Received: Sep. 27, 2017; Accepted: Nov. 24, 2017; Published: Mar. 19, 2018
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Ojeme Jennifer Aloiseghe, Department of Industrial and Technology Education, Federal University of Technology Minna, Minna, Nigeria
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The study was designed to investigate the relationship between Emotional Intelligence and the gender and age of Basic Electricity students in Technical College in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. The study adopted a correlational research design. The area of study was Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. A total of 291 National Technical College year II students offering Basic Electricity, comprising 229 males and 62 females, took part in the study. Three research questions and two hypotheses tested at05 level of significance guided the study. The study adopted Mangal Emotional Intelligence Inventory (MEII). A pilot study was conducted and the reliability testing of the instrument (MEII) being a multiple choice type test was carried out with the use of split half reliability and a reliability coefficient of 0.78 was obtained. Data collected were analyzed using Pearson product moment correlation to answer the research question and t-test was used to test the hypotheses. Findings revealed that Emotional Intelligence relates positively to the gender of Basic Electricity students; it also revealed that gender not age was positively correlated to Emotional Intelligence. It was therefore recommended teachers should be trained to be Emotional Intelligent in order to be aware of students’ emotions bringing about better educational outcomes, so that technical college students graduates can be equipped with such affective skills that are useful both in their academics and work of life.
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Emotional Intelligence, Basic Electricity, Gender and Age
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Ojeme Jennifer Aloiseghe, Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence and the Gender and Age of Basic Electricity Students in Technical College in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, International Journal of Vocational Education and Training Research. Vol. 4, No. 1, 2018, pp. 1-7. doi: 10.11648/j.ijvetr.20180401.11
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