Arif M

Title of study: The role of emotional intelligence in the development of adolescents’ social and emotional skills, abilities and academic performance following the transition to secondary school

Previous research has shown that pupils do not always have the necessary emotional intelligence to cope with the transition to secondary school successfully. This mixed methods thesis explores whether an intervention designed to enhance key aspects of emotional intelligence can impact positively on students’ skills, abilities and academic achievement following the transitional period.

Supervisory team: Dr Tracey Cockerton, Dr Jackie Meredith and Dr Mona Sakr