The Need for Emotional Intelligence Training Education in Critical and Stressful Situations: The Case of Covid-19

Athanasios Drigas, Chara Papoutsi

Abstract


Critical and stressful situations can emerge in many different forms in our daily life. Sometimes the stressful situations can be more serious in national or global level, such as natural disasters and diseases. In such a difficult and demanding situation, we were with the onset of the virus. At a time when the international medical scientific community is trying to deal with the new threat called Coronavirus, emotional intelligence is contributing decidedly to address this pandemic. Awareness, management, empathy, basic components of emotional intelligence, are especially important for people to control difficult situations as the one we are going through. The need for the development and cultivation of emotional intelligence from the very beginning, starting from the field of education, is strongly apparent so that the child and later the adult can cope with stressful situations. Studies have shown that people with high emotional intelligence can better manage and mitigate stress and adopt strategies of resilience and control.


Keywords


emotional intelligence, stressful situations, awareness, management, empathy, ed-ucation training, communication, coronavirus, covid-19

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International Journal of Recent Contributions from Engineering, Science & IT (iJES) – eISSN: 2197-8581
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