KNOWLEDGE AND ROLE OF MOTHERS IN DEVELOPING EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE OF 4-6 YEARS OLD CHILDREN

Dewi Yunisari, Md Nasir Masran

Abstract


Emotional intelligence is an important intelligence in developing children's intelligence. Emotional intelligence is the interaction of children with the environment, especially children's interactions with their parents. Parental knowledge is very influential in the role of parents in developing children's emotional intelligence. This study generally looks at the knowledge and role of mothers to develop emotional intelligence in children 4-6 years. This research uses a qualitative approach and is supported by quantitative data with a survey method. This study involved ten respondents who had children 4-6 years. The instrument of this study used questionnaires, interviews, and observations. The results of the analysis show that the mother's knowledge of children's emotional intelligence has a high min value for the basic knowledge items of emotional intelligence items of characteristic emotional intelligence owned by children (m = 3.98 dan m = 4.06) which means that mothers have knowledge of emotional intelligence. However, the results of the interview found that 50% of respondents had never known about emotional intelligence and 50% of them knew about emotional intelligence. The role of a mother who can develop emotional intelligence is that the mother always acts again and invites the child to find solutions to every problem experienced by children, that the min value is high (m = 4.04).

Keywords: Knowledge and Role Mothers, Developing Emotional Intelligence, Children 4-6 Years


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