Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 8(11C), pp. 1 - 5
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2020.082301
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EI Rubrics for Preschool Children

Nor Aizal Akmal Binti Rohaizad 1,*, Mohd Izzamuddin Nadin 1, Azlina Binti Mohd Kosnin 2, Aqeel Khan 2, Grace Annammal Gnana Piragasam 3
1 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Development, University of Malaysia Terengganu (UMT), Malaysia
2 Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Johor, Malaysia
3 Faculty of Human Development, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI), Malaysia


Many researchers have done extensive research on Emotional Intelligence (EI) part. There are many instruments that have been developed to serve as a measure of emotional intelligence. These include the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso EI Test (MSCEIT), the Multi Factor Emotional Intelligence Scale (MEIS) and several other Emotional Intelligence measures. However, it is found that the existing EI instrument does not measure children's emotional intelligence (EI). The Emotional Intelligence should be emphasized in children's development. Children who have a good level of emotional intelligence (EI) will be able to manage their lives in a more orderly and harmonious. Good emotional control is a very important aspect in the well-being of individuals. In this study, the researcher wanted to do a basic analysis of the children EI by building a pre-school children EI rubrics age group of four to six years. The study was conducted at a preschool in Kuala Terengganu district involving 20 children. The research data will be through the evaluation process by five academic specialists in the field using the Cohen Kappa Consensus Coefficient Rating Scale formula. Qualitative data were analysed using triangulation methods through qualitative categorization and thematic analysis. Quantitative data, on the other hand, will be analysed using the Rasch Model to see its validity and reliability. The implications of this study are expected to be a basic children's Emotional Intelligence study focusing on EI development in education to produce a competent, skilled, creative and innovative generation.

Children, Emotional Intelligence (EI), EI Rubrics, Preschool

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[1] Nor Aizal Akmal Binti Rohaizad , Mohd Izzamuddin Nadin , Azlina Binti Mohd Kosnin , Aqeel Khan , Grace Annammal Gnana Piragasam , "EI Rubrics for Preschool Children," Universal Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 8, No. 11C, pp. 1 - 5, 2020. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2020.082301.

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Nor Aizal Akmal Binti Rohaizad , Mohd Izzamuddin Nadin , Azlina Binti Mohd Kosnin , Aqeel Khan , Grace Annammal Gnana Piragasam (2020). EI Rubrics for Preschool Children. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 8(11C), 1 - 5. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2020.082301.