CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

Emotional Intelligence and Employment

This project consists of two research strands. 

The first strand of this project involves the delivery of specifically designed academic modules that will enable final year undergraduate engineering students to develop social and emotional competencies linked with career success in their field of study.  The impact of delivering these tailored modules on employability and employer satisfaction of graduate performance will then be measured.

For further details pertaining to this study, please contact Ailish Jameson at ailish.jameson@itb.ie

The second strand of this project is investigating the impact of the provision of emotional intelligence coaching modules to third level lecturers on perceived levels of job satisfaction, work-related stress and productivity.  

 

For further details pertaining to this project, please contact Eoghan Guiry at B00108313@student.itb.ie.

Both strands of this project are funded by the ITB Seed Fund.

Emotional Intelligence and Education

This project consists of two research strands.

The first strand of this project involves the delivery of emotional intelligence coaching to second level pupils.  The impact of doing so on academic attainment and social and emotional development will then be measured.

For further details pertaining to this project, please contact Angelo Simoes at B00108096@student.itb.ie

The second strand of this project involves a large-scale quantitative survey of Irish second level educators to determine the various means by which wellbeing is currently promoted in Irish classroom settings.  Focus groups will also be conducted to glean the attitudes and opinions of educators as to the perceived enablers and barriers with respect to promoting students' wellbeing.

For further details pertaining to this project, please contact David Byrne at B00107905@student.itb.ie

Both strands of this project are funded by the ITB Seed Fund.

Fitness Communities and Social Engagement

This study involves an exploration of social interaction in fitness communities, with a specific focus on how such communities shaop or modify societal engagement or withdrawal.

Enquiries pertaining to this study should be directed to Juan Fernandez at juanacarlito@gmail.com 

Fostering Wellbeing for Elder Adults

In conjunction with the Football Association of Ireland, PEEI are conducting a range of research studies pertaining to the efficacy of walking football as a means for improving physical fitness, mental health and social connectivity for elder adults.  Preliminary results have been extremely positive and ongoing data collection is currently underway.  

Watch the two short videos below to see the real difference that walking football is making for the participants in this study!

Enquiries pertaining to this study should be directed to Dr Aiden Carthy at aiden.carthy@itb.ie