HomeLEAPS: Miriam College Faculty Research Journalvol. 21 no. 1 (2002)

Emotional Quotient of Miriam College Students

Ma. Celia Villareal-aguila | Jasmin E. Acuña

Discipline: Psychology, Social Science




Early last year (SY 2000-2001) the college guidance counselors of Miriam College started a project on emotional quotient based on their own experiences of student concerns that reached their attention. The counselors got together with the help of a consultant to draw up a questionnaire that would address this developmental concern. Emotional intelligence refers to the capacity for recognizing our own feelings and those of others, for motivating ourselves, and for managing emotions well in ourselves and in our relationships. Five basic emotional and social competencies were identified: self awareness, self regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills.