Presentation Title

Social and Emotional Intelligence: A Survey of High School and College Youth

Advisor Information

Jeanette Harder

Location

UNO Criss Library, Room 225

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

6-3-2015 3:00 PM

End Date

6-3-2015 3:15 PM

Abstract

This presentation will describe the findings from a large survey of 339 high school and first-year college students who were members of the local Avenue Scholars Foundation, an organization dedicated to assisting at-risk youth find careers through education and supportive relationships. The sample of youth completed the Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQI). The EQI is a tool used to measure social and emotional intelligence. The tool is divided into five subscales which include intrapersonal, interpersonal, adaptability, stress management, and positive impression categories. A total EQI score was also computed based upon the subscales. Youth from several local public high schools and one community college took the survey in the fall of 2013. The results were compared to the test’s predetermined norms. Most scores were within the standardized norms, but the presentation will examine areas where the youth fell below norms and possible reasons why this may have occurred. The data was analyzed in multiple ways by examining certain trends based upon gender, education level, and race. In conclusion, the presentation will touch on why this survey is particularly important for the Avenue Scholars program. The results of the survey also provide insight on how to prepare the future workforce in adjusting to a successful career and how future employers can aid in this process of transition, particularly for youth in poverty.

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Mar 6th, 3:00 PM Mar 6th, 3:15 PM

Social and Emotional Intelligence: A Survey of High School and College Youth

UNO Criss Library, Room 225

This presentation will describe the findings from a large survey of 339 high school and first-year college students who were members of the local Avenue Scholars Foundation, an organization dedicated to assisting at-risk youth find careers through education and supportive relationships. The sample of youth completed the Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQI). The EQI is a tool used to measure social and emotional intelligence. The tool is divided into five subscales which include intrapersonal, interpersonal, adaptability, stress management, and positive impression categories. A total EQI score was also computed based upon the subscales. Youth from several local public high schools and one community college took the survey in the fall of 2013. The results were compared to the test’s predetermined norms. Most scores were within the standardized norms, but the presentation will examine areas where the youth fell below norms and possible reasons why this may have occurred. The data was analyzed in multiple ways by examining certain trends based upon gender, education level, and race. In conclusion, the presentation will touch on why this survey is particularly important for the Avenue Scholars program. The results of the survey also provide insight on how to prepare the future workforce in adjusting to a successful career and how future employers can aid in this process of transition, particularly for youth in poverty.