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Integration of social, emotional, and cultural intelligence amongst international students in Ireland

Rebello, Jude (2022) Integration of social, emotional, and cultural intelligence amongst international students in Ireland. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Background: The evolution of intelligence has contributed enormously to various aspects in a life cycle of a human being, and has helped understand the criticality, in-depth value within it. Many researchers have investigated on the importance of social, cultural, and emotional intelligence.

Objective: To explore further on the above mentioned three important dimensions of intelligence and its effect on the journey of international students in Ireland.

Design: This article reports findings using an interpretivist study approach, it involved international students pursuing their master’s degree post pandemic era in Ireland.

Participants: 12 international students from uniquely different country of origin were chosen for this study using purposive sampling technique.

Methods: The researcher used the concept analysis framework to explore the main three dimensions of intelligence, thematic analysis were also used to formulate themes for analysis and findings.

Results: Key findings highlight the significance of social, cultural, and emotional intelligence in the lives of international students in Ireland, especially while they experience success and failure when adapting to life in a new country. The perspectives of international students from these diverse cultural backgrounds are central to this research. Also capturing their progression in how they stood strong in these situations and matured as human beings, demonstrating the importance of having a higher level of these intelligence in life.

Conclusions: The main findings provide insights for prospective international students who are preparing to embark on a new academic journey in Ireland as an international student. Emphasizing the importance of adapting to a new sociocultural environment that is different from other countries, as well as the importance of upscaling to accept the Irish culture and embrace it as your own.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
McCabe, Thomas
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > LF Individual institutions (Europe)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology > Emotional Intelligence
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration > International Migration
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Science in Management
Depositing User: Tamara Malone
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2023 15:28
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2023 15:28

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