http://ephjournal.com/index.php/er/issue/feed EPH - International Journal of Educational Research (ISSN: 2208-2204) 2018-01-18T06:54:58+00:00 Naeem Akhtar chief-editor@ephjournal.com Open Journal Systems http://ephjournal.com/index.php/er/article/view/380 KidsTalentum: Outdoor Training Program to Improve Emotional Intelligence in Adolescents in Manchester United Soccer Schools, Lisbon 2018-01-18T06:54:58+00:00 Mário Fortes Santos, PHD mariofortes1@uma.pt María Jesús Carrasco-Santos, PHD mjcarrasco@uma.es Maria da Glória Salazar d' Eça Costa Franco, PHD gloria@uma.pt José Luis Minguete chinchilla, PHD jlchincilla@uma.es Miguel Reinoso-Caparrós,, PHD miguelreinoso@medac.es Sara Bahia, PHD sbahia@psicologia.ulisboa.pt Natalie Santos, MD natalie_nobrega_santos@hotmail.com Maria João Pereira Beja, PHD mjoao@uma.pt <p><span lang="EN-GB" style="margin: 0px; line-height: 200%; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; font-size: 12pt;">This paper intends to evaluate the Outdoor Training methodology, widely used by consultants working for the emotional and social skills of entrepreneurs, in order to verify if it is also valid for working with <span style="margin: 0px; letter-spacing: 0.25pt;">adolescents</span>, specifically, for developing their emotional intelligence skills. With this in mind, we chose an experimental study involving two groups of 30 <span style="margin: 0px; letter-spacing: 0.25pt;">adolescents</span>, one as an experimental group and the other as a control group. They were students of the Manchester United Soccer Schools, Lisbon, Portugal. For the assessment of emotional intelligence, we used the Bar-On Emotional Quotient Inventory: Youth Version. The data obtained point to the evidence of improvements in the emotional skills of adaptability, interpersonal relationships, positive mood, and stress management.</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="margin: 0px; line-height: 200%; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; font-size: 12pt;">This paper intends to evaluate the Outdoor Training methodology, widely used by consultants working for the emotional and social skills of entrepreneurs, in order to verify if it is also valid for working with <span style="margin: 0px; letter-spacing: 0.25pt;">adolescents</span>, specifically, for developing their emotional intelligence skills. With this in mind, we chose an experimental study involving two groups of 30 <span style="margin: 0px; letter-spacing: 0.25pt;">adolescents</span>, one as an experimental group and the other as a control group. They were students of the Manchester United Soccer Schools, Lisbon, Portugal. For the assessment of emotional intelligence, we used the Bar-On Emotional Quotient Inventory: Youth Version. The data obtained point to the evidence of improvements in the emotional skills of adaptability, interpersonal relationships, positive mood, and stress management.</span></p> 2017-12-31T09:01:19+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://ephjournal.com/index.php/er/article/view/410 Learning styles as a tool for the education of Chemical Engineers 2017-12-31T09:25:42+00:00 Nikolaos Kourakos kourakos@mail.ntua.gr Lazaros Karaoglanoglou lkaraog@chemeng.ntua.gr Dimitrios Koullas koullas@chemeng.ntua.gr Emmanuel Koukios koukios@chemeng.ntua.gr <p>Adaptive and flexible learning environments are expected to be a critical strategic option for the competitiveness of educational institutes in the 21st century. In a multicultural society, as that of the European Union, as well as in global (open) educational systems, students have different backgrounds, levels of motivation, attitudes about learning, as well as preferences and approaches to studying. Therefore, there is a need for educators to identify the factors that support the shift from lecture-based teaching to active learning strategies with such variable class audiences. One of the most critical factors is the identification of the students’ learning styles.</p> <p>This paper focuses on research models of learning styles and comments on the necessity, importance, and some positive and negative elements of various related approaches. In particular we assess the profile of a class of Chemical Engineering students who formed our research case study, through a pilot application of one of the approaches. Our target group was formed by the participants in the elective course “Topics of Information and Knowledge Society”, offered at the 2nd semester of the undergraduate curriculum of the School of Chemical Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA).</p> <p>The ultimate purpose of the overall approach was to improve the teaching methodology, course material, and communication channels by indexing the students' learning styles in order for the course to be more interesting and useful to them.</p> 2017-12-31T09:16:12+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://ephjournal.com/index.php/er/article/view/415 Examining the Relationship between Affective Control and Mental Health with Academic Performance of Students 2018-01-14T12:54:39+00:00 Farhad Pirzad seeder2007@gmail.com Naeeme Talebi seeder2007@gmail.com Mahnaz Movaghar seeder2007@gmail.com <p><strong>Background:</strong> The purpose of the study was to determine the relationship between affective control and mental health with academic performance of second grade high school students.</p> <p><strong>Materials and Methods:</strong> The study was applied regarding purpose, and its method was descriptive its correlation design. The population was all second-grade high school students. In this study, 170 people were selected using cluster sampling. Data collection tools were general health, affective control, and academic performance questionnaires.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong> The results indicated a significant and positive relationship between components of affective control and mental health with academic performance. Moreover, students' academic performance can be predicted through affective control and mental health, and overall about 28.2% of variance in the academic performance of students is predictable by affective control and mental health.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong> By relying on the findings of this study, teachers and education officials can play a significant role in academic improvement of the students by presenting strategies for affective control and improving mental health of students</p> 2017-12-31T09:19:59+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://ephjournal.com/index.php/er/article/view/420 Evaluating the Impact of Teaching the Components of Re-Decision-Making on Reducing Educational Self-Handicapping and Increasing Assertiveness of Female Students 2018-01-14T08:57:07+00:00 Naeeme Talebi no_reply@ephjournal.com Mahnaz Movaghar no_reply@ephjournal.com Farhad Pirzad no_reply@ephjournal.com <p><strong>Background</strong><strong>:</strong> The current research objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching the components of re-decision-making on reducing educational self-handicapping and increasing the assertiveness of female third-year students studying at art school of Lar city.</p> <p>&nbsp;<strong>Material and Methods:</strong> This research was applied in terms of objective and experimental type of interventional study in terms of method of investigation. The research population included all the female third-year students studying at art school of Lar city. Sample size of the research was determined to be 100 people, selected using random sampling method. The measurement tool was educational self-handicapping questionnaire and students’ assertiveness questionnaire.</p> <p>&nbsp;<strong>Results:</strong> research results revealed that teaching the components of re-decision-making affects the educational self-handicapping and assertiveness of the students, so that this kind of teaching reduces the self-handicapping of students and increases their assertiveness.</p> <p>&nbsp;<strong>Conclusion:</strong> based on findings of this research, it is recommended that counselors and therapists use this strategy to reduce the self-handicapping of the students.</p> 2017-12-31T09:22:05+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://ephjournal.com/index.php/er/article/view/425 An Investigation of Influence of Principal’s Attitude on Security Management in Public Secondary Schools in Nzaui Sub-County, Makueni County, Kenya 2017-12-31T11:54:44+00:00 Wambua Joseph Muoki no_reply@ephjournal.com Dr. Paul Edabu no_reply@ephjournal.com <p>Despite the inclusion of security management in the safety and standards manual in Kenyan schools, insecurity is still being experienced in schools. Many of the secondary schools have had threats to safety from within originating from fires, insect bites, loose and sharp objects, poorly constructed buildings inadequate and poorly ventilated rooms all these among others makes the learner, the teacher and the workers insecure while in school. The study investigated influence of&nbsp;the principal’s attitude on safety management in the public schools in Nzaui sub-County, Makueni County Kenya. Mixed methods were used consequently applying the concurrent triangulation strategy. Purposive sampling was used to pick principals from the selected schools considering schools which had reported cases of insecurity. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze quantitative data and inferentially using ANOVA Test Analysis. (SPSS 23) and expressed in tabulation form. It was evident from the findings that insecurity was on the rise in many secondary schools in Nzaui Sub-county. It further revealed that principals’ attitude has not been positive in security management in public secondary schools. The study recommends that the principals ought to develop positive attitude towards security management since it is first step towards mitigating the security challenges.</p> 2017-12-31T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##