White Paper on Emotional Intelligence in Educational Context in India

Dr. Pratik P. SURANA
Ph.D. (Emotional Intelligence)
EQ I 2.0 certified practitioner, Life Coach 
Founder: Quantum group 

Emotional intelligence (EI), after the publication of Daniel Goleman’s first book on the topic in 1995, has become one of the most popular and the most researched psychological constructs of the 21st century (Ashkanasy, 2003; Bar-On 2006), and more emphasis has been given on the role of emotions in an individual’s success or failure in both aspect of individual’s life i.e. workplace (job) and in real life situation. Though the term was first used in the doctoral thesis of Wayne Payne, “A Study of Emotion: Developing Emotional Intelligence”, but popularized by Goleman (1995). The concept of EI has inspired applied research in every field be it management, academics, life sciences or psychology. It is found that the majority of research in this area has been conducted in Western countries, recent studies have begun to assess the generalizability and validity of the EI concept in crosscultural settings.