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Pages: 4808-4814
Publication year: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-697-6957-7
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2017.1279

Conference name: 10th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 16-18 November, 2017
Location: Seville, Spain

IMPROVEMENT OF ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AND INDIVIDUAL GROWTH IN STUDENTS IN UNIVERSITY EDUCATION ON THE BASIS OF KNOWLEDGE AND DEVELOPMENT OF STRENGTHS AND THE ATTAINMENT OF THEIR OWN OBJECTIVES

This action research project aims to support the university student, through six personalised individual coaching sessions, in the development of strengths and competences relating to personal leadership and entrepreneurship, and to analyse the importance of these factors in attaining the objectives that students set themselves at the beginning of the process, and to verify in what way these actions lead to an improvement in their academic performance.

This study was carried out at the University of Alicante with a sample of 30 students from different degree courses and with different academic levels. The age of the students is varied, ranging from 17 to 51 years of age. The methodology employed consists of the use of various tools, which include the VIA-IS (Peterson & Seligman, 2004), a model of twenty-four strengths that will allow us to identify which of these strengths predominate in the students and which need to be reinforced.

In addition to the strengths, emotional intelligence training is also considered to be crucial for the achievement of individual goals, which is why we performed the Trait Meta-Mood Scale (TMMS-24) test (Salovey, Mayer, 1995) before beginning the process of establishing the starting point, and again afterwards, in order to check if there has been a tangible improvement in the items analysed.

We consider that the management of emotional intelligence is a determinant for self-knowledge, and that it correlates directly with the perception of general well-being, as well as with the identification of individual aims and the commitment towards concrete objectives that allow the personal and professional development of students in university education. In addition, the two students participating in this team have designed and conducted a valuation survey to establish whether participants in the project have achieved the initial objectives and if the coaching process has proved useful.
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author = {Kayal, N. and S{\'{a}}nchez, L. and Fern{\'{a}}ndez, C. and La{\'{i}}n, M. and Mu{\~n}oz, A. and Ruiz-Callado, R. and Pastor, I.},
title = {IMPROVEMENT OF ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AND INDIVIDUAL GROWTH IN STUDENTS IN UNIVERSITY EDUCATION ON THE BASIS OF KNOWLEDGE AND DEVELOPMENT OF STRENGTHS AND THE ATTAINMENT OF THEIR OWN OBJECTIVES},
series = {10th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2017 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-697-6957-7},
issn = {2340-1095},
doi = {10.21125/iceri.2017.1279},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/iceri.2017.1279},
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location = {Seville, Spain},
month = {16-18 November, 2017},
year = {2017},
pages = {4808-4814}}
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AU - N. Kayal AU - L. Sánchez AU - C. Fernández AU - M. Laín AU - A. Muñoz AU - R. Ruiz-Callado AU - I. Pastor
TI - IMPROVEMENT OF ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AND INDIVIDUAL GROWTH IN STUDENTS IN UNIVERSITY EDUCATION ON THE BASIS OF KNOWLEDGE AND DEVELOPMENT OF STRENGTHS AND THE ATTAINMENT OF THEIR OWN OBJECTIVES
SN - 978-84-697-6957-7/2340-1095
DO - 10.21125/iceri.2017.1279
PY - 2017
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JO - 10th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
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N. Kayal, L. Sánchez, C. Fernández, M. Laín, A. Muñoz, R. Ruiz-Callado, I. Pastor (2017) IMPROVEMENT OF ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AND INDIVIDUAL GROWTH IN STUDENTS IN UNIVERSITY EDUCATION ON THE BASIS OF KNOWLEDGE AND DEVELOPMENT OF STRENGTHS AND THE ATTAINMENT OF THEIR OWN OBJECTIVES, ICERI2017 Proceedings, pp. 4808-4814.
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