Developing emotional intelligence abilities through team-based learning
Version of Record online: 15 JUN 2010
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Human Resource Development Quarterly
Volume 21, Issue 2, pages 119–138, Summer 2010
How to Cite
Clarke, N. (2010), Developing emotional intelligence abilities through team-based learning. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 21: 119–138. doi: 10.1002/hrdq.20036
- Issue online: 15 JUN 2010
- Version of Record online: 15 JUN 2010
A few studies have appeared in the literature suggesting that team learning might be an effective means for developing emotional intelligence (EI) abilities in the workplace. This study investigated the effects of attending a one-day emotional intelligence training session followed by participating in team-based learning on ability-based measures of emotional intelligence in a sample of MBA students. Training alone had no effect but when followed by participating in team-based learning positive effects were found, but only for those who were categorized as participating more intensively in team learning and only on one specific emotional ability. The findings suggest that greater participation in team-based learning may create stronger relational bonds that support the development of emotional abilities once individuals have gained personal insights into their own emotional intelligence.