International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Emotional Intelligence in Promoting Self-Efficacy of the Visually Impaired Fresh Students of Federal College of Education (Special) Oyo, Nigeria
S. Mike Eniola, A.O. Busari

This study investigated the use of Emotional Intelligence (EI) in promoting self-efficacy of the visually impaired fresh students. Twenty eight visually impaired students participated in the study, made up of 19 males and 9 females of age range from 18 to 23 and a mean age of 20.5. The instrument used for data collection was Emotional Intelligence Scale (EIS) developed by Schutte et al. (1988). Three hypotheses were formulated and tested at 0.05 level of alpha. The results indicated that there were significant differences in the level of improvement experienced by the treated group compared to control group. Also the male and female subjects were significantly different in their responses to treatment. The year of onset of blindness of the subjects indicated significant difference in the subjects’ responses. Emotional Intelligence programme is thus an effective programme for managing self-efficacy.

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