Emotional Intelligence, Self-efficacy, Psychological Well-being and Students’ Attitudes: Implications for Quality Education

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This study examined how emotional intelligence, self-efficacy, and psychological well-being contribute to students’ behaviours and attitudes. Two hundred and forty-two students from a college of education, in Kwara State, Nigeria responded to a set of questionnaires consisting of measures of emotional intelligence (EI), self-efficacy, psychological well-being (i.e. happiness, life satisfaction and depression) and students’ behaviours and attitudes Hierarchical regression analyses conducted for each dependent variable showed that emotional intelligence, selfefficacy, happiness and life satisfaction over and above depression predicted students’ behaviours and attitudes. This research indicates the need to emphasise positive psychology in improving the positive elements in students proactively rather than retroactively trying to solve problems that emerge in order to improve the quality of higher education.

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@inproceedings{Salami2010EmotionalIS, title={Emotional Intelligence, Self-efficacy, Psychological Well-being and Students’ Attitudes: Implications for Quality Education}, author={Samuel Olayinka Salami}, year={2010} }