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    Reasons For Non-engagement With The Provision Of Emotional Competency Coaching: A Qualitative Study Of Irish First Year Undergraduate Students


    Carthy, Aiden and McCann, Celesta and McGilloway, Sinéad and McGuiness, Colm (2012) Reasons For Non-engagement With The Provision Of Emotional Competency Coaching: A Qualitative Study Of Irish First Year Undergraduate Students. AISHE-J : The All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 4 (2). 75.1-75.24. ISSN 2009-3160

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    Abstract

    Very little is known as to why students choose not to participate in emotional intelligence coaching programmes. This qualitative study was undertaken with a sample of Irish undergraduate students (n=20), who chose not to engage with the provision of coaching at a technical college in Dublin. The reasons for non-engagement were explored by means of face-to-face interviews. The four principal reasons for nonengagement were: failing to appreciate the value of coaching; a perceived heavy academic workload; the fact that coaching was not a mandatory component of the academic curriculum; and fear that coaching may reveal weaknesses of character. Based on the findings from this study, it is recommended that institutes of higher education consider providing emotional competency coaching to First Year undergraduate students.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Emotional intelligence; emotional competency; student support; education;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 6204
    Depositing User: Dr. Sinéad McGilloway
    Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2015 16:41
    Journal or Publication Title: AISHE-J : The All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
    Publisher: All Ireland Society for Higher Education (AISHE)
    Refereed: Yes
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