HomeIAMURE International Journal of Multidisciplinary Researchvol. 16 no. 1 (2017)

Enhancing the Emotional Quotient of JBLFMU-Arevalo Students

Roderick R Germo | Brian Gil S. Sarinas | Marlon Terunez | Gerardo T Manzano, Jr.

Discipline: Education, Psychology



Maritime students are expected to work onboard ships and emotions are one of the vital factors to be considered most especially in dealing with superiors, crew members, and their work; thus, a study on enhancing emotional quotient was conducted. The respondents of this study were the 347 BSMT and 221 SHS students of John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University- Arevalo, during the first semester, S.Y. 2016-2017, and were selected using simple random sampling. The researchers made use of a standardized questionnaire composed of respondent-related factors and Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire adopted from Leadership Tool Kit (2017). The questionnaire has undergone validity and reliability testing. Frequency, percentage, means and standard deviations were the descriptive statistical tools employed in this study while t-test for independent samples and One-way analysis of variance for inferential statistical tools. Results revealed that emotional quotient of the Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation (BSMT) and Senior High School (SHS) students of JBLFMUArevalo when taken as an entire group and when classified according to year level, section, family monthly income, and permanent and current residence was “High.” This means that the BSMT and SHS students had satisfactory skills in self-awareness, managing, i.e., expressing and regulating emotions, motivating oneself, understanding others, and socialization. Furthermore, brochure or leaflet in enhancing emotional quotient was developed as reading materials to improve the emotional quotient of maritime students.