A qualitative study of Irish first year undergraduate students reasons for non-engagement with the provision of emotional competency coaching

Carthy, Aiden and McCann, Celesta and McGilloway, Sinead and McGuinness, Colm (2012) A qualitative study of Irish first year undergraduate students reasons for non-engagement with the provision of emotional competency coaching. ISSN 2009-3160

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Abstract

Very little is known as to why students choose not to participate in emotional intelligence coaching programmes. This qualitative study was undertaken with a sample of Irish undergraduate students (n=20), who chose not to engage with the provision of coaching at a technical college in Dublin. The reasons for non-engagement were explored by means of face to face interviews. The four principle reasons for non-engagement were: failing to appreciate the value of coaching; a perceived heavy academic workload; the fact that coaching was not a mandatory component of the academic curriculum; and fear that coaching may reveal weaknesses of character. Based on the findings from this study, it is recommended that institutes of higher education consider providing emotional competency coaching as a mandatory aspect of the First Year undergraduate curriculum.

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Depositing User: National Forum
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2015 16:38
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2015 16:39
URI: http://eprints.teachingandlearning.ie/id/eprint/1956

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