The Relationship between the Children Aged Five and Six Who Have Compliant and Aggressive Behavior According to Views of Their Teachers and the Emotional Intelligence of Their Mothers


BAŞAL H. A. , Sari B., KOÇ TÜYLÜ D., Canbay S., Sahin D.

2nd International Conference on Lifelong Education and Leadership for All (ICLEL), Liepaja, Latvia, 21 - 23 July 2016, pp.336-341 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Liepaja
  • Country: Latvia
  • Page Numbers: pp.336-341

Abstract

The first social relationship of a baby born into the world is established with its mother. Children acquire their first social experiences through their observations of first their mothers and then the other members of the family. Therefore, the interaction a child establishes with his/her mother is crucially significant in developing his/her social relationships later in life. The fact that the mother has a healthy emotional life and positive emotional behavior also help the child to develop healthy and positive emotional attitude. The general purpose of the study is to determine whether there is a relationship between the compliant and aggressive behavior of children aged five and six attending pre-schools and the emotional intelligence of their mothers. The universe of the research was composed of children aged 5 and 6 who attended the pre-school education institutions of Bursa Provincial Directorate of National Education in the 2015-2016 Academic Year, and the mothers of these children. In order to comprise the sample of the study, twelve pre-school teachers were interviewed and were asked to determine compliant and aggressive children among the students in their classes taking into account the items available in a questionnaire prepared by the researchers containing characteristics of compliant and aggressive children. Therefore, within the scope of the study, a total of 160 subjects 80 of whom were children, 35 female and 45 male, who had compliant and aggressive behavior and 80 mothers of these children. As a data collection tool in the research, the Bar-On Emotional Intelligence Test developed by Bar-On and Parker (2000), and translated and adapted into Turkish by Fusun Tekin Acar (2002) and Karabulut (2012) was used. t-Test was used to acquire findings from the data obtained from the Bar-On Emotional Intelligence Test used to determine whether there was a significant relationship between the emotional intelligence levels of mothers and compliant and aggressive behavior of their children. The findings obtained were illustrated by tables and then interpreted on them. Based on the findings obtained from the study; the emotional intelligence level of the mothers whose children had compliant behavior was higher than those of mothers whose children had aggressive behavior. Furthermore, a significant relationship was found between the aggressive children and "personal awareness" and "compliance with the conditions and environment" sub-sections of the emotional intelligence of their mothers. In other words, it was revealed that the "personal awareness" and "compliance with the conditions and environment" level of mothers whose children had aggressive behavior was lower than the "personal awareness" and "compliance with the conditions and environment" level of mothers whose children had compliant behavior.