The effects of an emotional intelligence education program on the emotional intelligence of children

Ulutas İ., Oemeroglu E.

SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND PERSONALITY, vol.35, no.10, pp.1365-1372, 2007 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.2224/sbp.2007.35.10.1365
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1365-1372
  • Keywords: emotional intelligence, preschool education, emotional development, children, relationships, parents
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Our aim was to research the effect of emotional intelligence education on the emotional intelligence of young children. The sample group were 6-year-old children attending preschool classes (N = 120). A subgroup of 40 students attended a 12-week emotional intelligence program. After 12 weeks the children were measured using the Sullivan Emotional Intelligence Scale (Sullivan, 1999); results showed that an emotional intelligence education program contributed significantly to children's emotional intelligence levels.