Impact of Emotional Literacy Training on Students' Emotional Intelligence Performance in Primary Schools

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COŞKUN K., Öksüz Y.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ASSESSMENT TOOLS IN EDUCATION, vol.6, no.1, pp.36-47, 2019 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.21449/ijate.503393
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.36-47
  • Keywords: Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Literacy, Primary School Students, Social Development, Emotional Development
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


The present study seeks to reveal the impact Emotional Literacy Training (ELT) that lasted for two months, on students' emotional intelligence performance. The study was designed as a quasi-experimental research. The experimental group consisted of 16 students, while 12 students were assigned to control group. Data in pre-test and post-test were collected through the Ten Years Emotional Intelligence Scale (TYEIS) developed by Coskun, Oksuz and Yilmaz (2017). Data were analysed through the paired sample t-test and independent sample t-test. Findings of the study indicated that ELT significantly increased experimental group students' emotional intelligence performance and this significant increase remained permanently. Results were discussed according to Experiential Learning and Radical Behaviourism and in the light of relevant literature; several implications were developed for teachers, other school staffs and researchers.