An Investigation on the Relationship between Maternal Education Level, Maternal Employment, and Emotional Intelligence Performance of 10 Years Old Children


Ahi Evran Üniversitesi Kırşehir Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi, vol.18, no.3, pp.456-470, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier


The present study seeks out investigating the relationship between mothers’ level of education, maternal employment and emotional intelligence performance of children who are at the age of 10. Emotional intelligence is described as construct including self-awareness, self-management, motivation, social skills, and empathy. Emotional intelligence is perceived as inseparable part of education process. The present study was designed in correlational research. Sample of the study consisted of 221 children. Data were collected through the Ten Years Emotional Intelligence Scale (TYEIS). Data were analysed through Spearman-Brown Rank Correlation and regression analysis. As a result of the study it was concluded that the higher level of education mothers has, the more their children have emotional intelligence performance; there is negatively low level correlation between maternal employment and emotional intelligence performance of their children. Results of the study were dealt with and discussed in accordance with mother-child interaction and emotional intelligence development of children