THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PARENTAL INTERVENTION IN TEACHING EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE TO THEIR ADOLESCENT CHILDREN
Keywords:EI, adolescents, parental intervention, academic performance
Parental intervention has a strong influence on the personality development of adolescent children. Their family environment has a major role in the development of Emotional Intelligence (EI) in the emotional and behavioral aspects of adolescent children. The study aimed to identify the EI of adolescent children and to evaluate the effectiveness of parental involvement in teaching EI among adolescents. The study also investigates the relationship between parental intervention, EI, and academic performance. The study is cross-sectional and conducted among various secondary school students. The participants of the study were 300 children and their respective fathers and mothers living in the same family. The data was collected using pretested questionnaire and analyzed using the Mann Whitney U test, Kruskal Wallis H test, Pearson correlation coefficient, and Chi-square test. The mean age of the study population was 16.51± 1.04, with a minimum age of 15 and a maximum of 18. There was a significant positive relationship between EI and parental involvement (ρ=0.694); EI and academic achievement ((ρ=0.589); and between parental involvement and academic achievement (ρ=0.494). The study found that, in addition to poor parenting, the majority of respondents have medium EI in self-awareness, motivation, and social skills, all of which must be addressed for the country's future. The importance of parental involvement and emotional well-being in academic success cannot be overstated. Encouraging EI can help children to grow into quality adults.
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