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Jonathan Stone (author)Andrew Kitchenham (thesis advisor)University of Northern British Columbia College of Arts, Social, and Health Sciences (Degree granting institution)John Sherry (committee member)Veralynn Munson (committee member)
Quantified self-tracking, self-efficacy and emotional intelligence
Master of Education (MEd)
1 online resource (133 pages)
The quantified self has emerged as a new framework for self-improvement using personal data analytics and multiple forms of self-tracking. This project has examined the relationships between self-tracking for both mood and time expenditures with both emotional intelligence and emotional regulatory self-efficacy in a mixed methods experimental design. Through 14 days of time and mood tracking, 12 participant’s emotional intelligence and emotional regulatory self-efficacy were examined in a pre- and post-test design; a significant (p < 0.01) relationship was observed for participants emotional regulatory self-efficacy in the domain of acting despite powerful emotions, while no other significant relationships were observed in this study. In multiple interviews, participants identified increased emotional understanding and reported some degree of behavioural change as a result. However, given the small sample size and multiple limitations, this study is only intended to serve as an exploratory framework for further research.