||Eoghan Guiry, Aiden Carthy
||Emotional intelligence (EI) coaching has been found to offer numerous benefits in the workplace including increasing work-efficacy and reducing work-related stress. EI has been demonstrated to positively influence work efficacy, which in turn has been shown to be a crucial determinant of job performance in a wide range of vocational sectors, including education. Previous research has confirmed that there is a relatively high level of stress among third level lecturers in Ireland, primarily due to perceived heavy workload demands placed upon them. EI coaching may offer a means by which lecturers could reduce stress levels and increase work-efficacy. However, to date, in an Irish context there has been no attempt to measure the impact of EI coaching on third level lecturers' perceived levels of work related stress and work efficacy.
||Emotional intelligence, coaching, work related stress, work efficacy, third level lecturers