CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
Emotional Intelligence and Employment
Emotional Intelligence and Education
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 .
This project is funded by the TU Dublin Seed Fund.
Employing EI Coaching to boost Graduate Employability
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 .
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 .
Both strands of this project are funded by the TU Dublin Seed Fund.
PEEI are collaborative partners in a €1.4 million project funded by the Higher Education Authority of Ireland, the Transform-EDU project. This three-year project began in January 2019 and is currently in its final phase.
The overall purpose of the project is to develop supports and co-curricular activities for third level students to better prepare them to enter the workforce, thereby boosting graduate employability and productivity. PEEI have designed a range of workshops in mindfulness and emotional intelligence which have been piloted and delivered to students across TU Dublin, and these workshops are currently being evaluated.
Employers are involved at every stage in the development and delivery of the programme. An online survey of employers on graduate employability will be followed up interviews with employers to gain insights into the socio-emotional skills most needed in their industries. Based on their feedback, final year workshops in socio-emotional skills for the workplace will be tailored to support students in understanding and developing the key social and emotional skills most prized by employers in their chosen field of study.
in Autumn 2021, employability workshops will be delivered with key employers, who will also offer mock competency-based interviews and provide feedback to final year students. This will enable students to develop and demonstrate social and emotional skills directly related to employability and receive mentoring from key employers in their field of study
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 short video 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