Theories of motivation applied to emotional intelligence programs assessment: EMOCARE's systematic evaluation model

Arantxa Ribot-Horas, Carla Quesada-Pallarès*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

© 2015 Nova Science Publishers, Inc. Financial resources invested in treatment programs in Hospitals are limited; programs that focus on mental illness caregivers are not an exception. We therefore have to screen potential participants in programs by establishing criteria, increasing the likelihood of the programs' effect: cognitive level, urgency, motivation to participate, intention to change and commitment to change are among the main factors associated with positive outcomes for such interventions. This chapter explores the adequacy of the EMOCARE's Systematic Evaluation Model as a protocol to ensure that EMOCARE improves caregivers' well-being as part of their education in Emotional Intelligence. A pilot pre-post study with two groups, one of them is a quasi-control group. Sample size is 15 patients from the Sant Joan de Déu Hospital (Barcelona, Spain), 10 of them part of the experimental group (EG). The EG attended EMOCARE program for two months. Results are discussed against the background of the theoretical framework, suggesting EMOCARE's Systematic Evaluation Model is adequate in assessing the efficacy and effectiveness of the program. The results also indicated EMOCARE improved caregivers' well-being in terms of their satisfaction with life (Diener, Emmons, Larsen, & Griffin, 1985).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmotional Intelligence
Subtitle of host publicationCurrent Evidence from Psychophysiological, Educational and Organizational Perspectives
Pages293-308
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781634635790
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

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