Emotional Intelligence in Education

Integrating Research with Practice

  • Kateryna V. Keefer
  • James D. A. Parker
  • Donald H. Saklofske

Part of the The Springer Series on Human Exceptionality book series (SSHE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Theory and Measurement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Marina Fiori, Ashley K. Vesely-Maillefer
      Pages 23-47
    3. K. V. Petrides, Maria-Jose Sanchez-Ruiz, Alex B. Siegling, Donald H. Saklofske, Stella Mavroveli
      Pages 49-81
    4. Alex C. Huynh, Harrison Oakes, Igor Grossmann
      Pages 111-132
  3. Applications in PreK-12 Contexts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Susanne A. Denham, Hideko H. Bassett
      Pages 135-171
    3. Jessica D. Hoffmann, Zorana Ivcevic, Marc A. Brackett
      Pages 173-198
    4. Dorothy L. Espelage, Matthew T. King, Cassandra L. Colbert
      Pages 217-242
    5. Janine Montgomery, Adam McCrimmon, Emma Climie, Michelle Ward
      Pages 243-287
    6. Sylvain Laborde, Emma Mosley, Stefan Ackermann, Adrijana Mrsic, Fabrice Dosseville
      Pages 289-320
  4. Applications in Post-Secondary Contexts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 351-351
    2. Annamaria Di Fabio, Donald H. Saklofske
      Pages 353-375
    3. Ashley K. Vesely-Maillefer, Donald H. Saklofske
      Pages 377-402
    4. James D. A. Parker, Robyn N. Taylor, Kateryna V. Keefer, Laura J. Summerfeldt
      Pages 427-452
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 453-462

About this book


This book highlights current knowledge, best practices, new opportunities, and difficult challenges associated with promoting emotional intelligence (EI) and social-emotional learning (SEL) in educational settings. The volume provides analyses of contemporary EI theories and measurement tools, common principles and barriers in effective EI and SEL programming, typical and atypical developmental considerations, and higher-level institutional and policy implications.  It also addresses common critiques of the relevance of EI and discusses the need for greater awareness of sociocultural contexts in assessing and nurturing EI skills. Chapters provide examples of effective EI and SEL programs in pre-school, secondary school, and university contexts, and explore innovative applications of EI such as bullying prevention and athletic training. In addition, chapters explore the implications of EI in postsecondary, professional, and occupational settings, with topics ranging from college success and youth career readiness to EI training for future educators and organizational leaders.

Topics featured in this book include:

  • Ability and trait EI and their role in coping with stress, academic attainment, sports performance, and career readiness.
  • Implications of preschoolers’ emotional competence for future success in the classroom.
  • Understanding EI in individuals with exceptionalities.
  • Applications of school-based EI and SEL programs in North America and Europe.
  • Policy recommendations for social-emotional development in schools, colleges and universities.
  • Developing emotional, social, and cognitive competencies in managers during an MBA program.
  • Emotional intelligence training for teachers.
  • Cross-cultural perspective on EI and emotions.             

Emotional Intelligence in Education is a must-have resource for researchers, professionals, and policymakers as well as graduate students across such disciplines as child and school psychology, social work, and education policy.

The chapter “Emotional Intelligence as an Ability: Theory, Challenges, and New Directions” is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via


Culture and emotional intelligence Developmental psychometrics of self-report assessments EI and ability EI and academic success EI and bullying prevention EI and career readiness EI and college success EI and school readiness EI for organizational leaders EI models and measures Emotional intelligence for educational leaders Emotional intelligence in medical training Emotional intelligence in teacher training Personality and emotional intelligence School-based SEL programs Self-evaluation and emotional intelligence Social-emotional competencies Social-emotional learning Social-emotional learning programs Special needs and emotional intelligence

Editors and affiliations

  • Kateryna V. Keefer
    • 1
  • James D. A. Parker
    • 2
  • Donald H. Saklofske
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyTrent UniversityPeterboroughCanada
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyTrent UniversityPeterboroughCanada
  3. 3.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Western OntarioLondonCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-90631-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-90633-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1572-5642
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