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Examining emotional intelligence within the context of positive psychology interventions
Examining emotional intelligence within the context of positive psychology interventions

Author(s): Shelby Claman, Peter MacIntyre, Kate Hein Finegan, Tammy Gregersen, Kyle Talbot
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza, Kalisz
Keywords: emotional intelligence; positive psychology; L2 self; learned optimism

Summary/Abstract: Emotional intelligence has not been widely studied in second language acquisitionand studies published to date have been questionnaire-based. In this study we take a qualitative approach to focus on how emotional intelligence is used by two participants, one a learner and the other a pre-service teacher. Teh two focal participants were selceted beacuse the showed the most positive movement toward attaining their possible future L2 selves among a larger sample.Analysis shows the ways in which four branches of emotional intelligence interacted as respondents worked with three activities adapthe from the literature on positive psychology : savouring three good things, and learned optimism. This paper shows both, the learner and the teacher employed emotional intelligence to understand and integrate their experiences inside and outside the classroomas part of the language learning and teaching process

  • Issue Year: IV/2014
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 327-353
  • Page Count: 26
  • Language: English