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A comparative study examining Perception of Emotional Intelligence and Perception of Cognitive Ability in regards to the Leaving Certificate point system

Brady, Aoife (2017) A comparative study examining Perception of Emotional Intelligence and Perception of Cognitive Ability in regards to the Leaving Certificate point system. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Objective:
There is a possible gap in the Leaving Certificate for understand, teaching and learning about emotional intelligence and could potentially improve test scores, because it is known that high levels of Emotional Intelligence associates with higher academic scores An assessment in the Leaving Certificate curriculum could accommodate for other forms of intelligence. This study’s aim is to identify possible variables that predict Leaving Certificate points.

Method:
This study consisted of 50 participants who have acquired a Leaving Certificate qualification in the past two years were assessed. These individuals were assessed on their perception of cognitive ability, perception of emotional intelligence, age, gender, current employment status and current grades obtained. The age range of the participants were 18-21.

Results:
Males were found to have significantly higher Leaving Certificate results, there was not significant relationship between perceived emotional intelligence and Leaving Certificate points, which was hoped for. Conclusion: It is important for all to be aware of all the different variables that may play a role in an individual’s Leaving Certificate results, as these variables may be precursors for future psychological research.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology > Cognitive psychology
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2017 13:35
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2017 13:35
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/2781

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