The Development and Validation of the Emotional Literacy Skills Scale


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Authors

  • Melek ALEMDAR
  • Hüseyin ANILAN

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33200/ijcer.757853

Keywords:

Emotional literacy skills, Scale development, Affective domain

Abstract

Emotional literacy is the ability to understand, express and regulate emotions in social contexts. It emphasizes the ability to communicate with certain feeling words in interpersonal relationships. It stands as a bridge between the thoughts and emotions of school stakeholders, contributing to more effective learning, safer schools, and a democratic climate (O’Hara, 2011). It is possible to teach emotions academically, even to make them a part of the curriculum (Antidote, 2003); however, it is essential to also see emotional literacy as a vital skill through the values of the school and the behaviors of teachers. Therefore, it is valuable to evaluate the emotions of teachers in the school environment. To do this, it was the aim of this study to develop a reliable and valid measurement tool -- the Emotional Literacy Skills Scale (ELSS). The validity of the model was confirmed via exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis. We found a Cronbach Alpha reliability coefficient of .85. The findings showed that the Emotional Literacy Skills Scale is valid and reliable and formed by five factors: Motivation, empathy, self-regulation, emotional awareness, and social skills.

Author Biographies

Melek ALEMDAR

This article is produced from the doctoral dissertation titled "Reflection of social capital on educational processes: Emotional literacy and emotional labor context" which was conducted by Melek Alemdar under the consultancy of Hüseyin Anılan. It was supported by Scientific Research Projects Fund of Eskisehir Osmangazi University with the project number: 2017-1553. Also, it was presented at Sapienza University, XIX. European Conference on Social and Behavioral Sciences Congress.

Corresponding Author Melek Alemdar, Phd. English Language Teacher. E-mail: malemdar81@gmail.com

Melek ALEMDAR
T.C. MİLLİ EĞİTİM BAKANLIĞI
0000-0002-9580-8226
Türkiye

Hüseyin ANILAN

Hüseyin ANILAN
ESKİŞEHİR OSMANGAZİ ÜNİVERSİTESİ, EĞİTİM FAKÜLTESİ, İLKÖĞRETİM BÖLÜMÜ
0000-0001-7201-7467
Türkiye

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30.10.2022

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ALEMDAR, M., & ANILAN, H. (2022). The Development and Validation of the Emotional Literacy Skills Scale. International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 7(2), 258–270. https://doi.org/10.33200/ijcer.757853

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