Emogamification Module Themes to Develop Emotional Competency among Primary School Students

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Asma Perveen, Wan Nurul Izza Wan Husin, Ahmad Nurzid Rosli, Kannamah A/P Mottan Aroyewun Temitope Falashade, Muhammed Yusuf


This research aimed to explore the required domains and concepts for the Emogamification activities to improve emotional competency among primary school children and to reduce school dropout risk. A qualitative study, of the phenomenological design, was used to collect data from 13 primary school teachers from the different states of Malaysia with the age range 30-45 years, including 3 males and 10 females, experienced teachers working in primary school in different states of Malaysia. The interview was conducted online to collect the information from the participants.  Thematic analysis procedure was applied to find out the codes, categories, and themes from the transcribed data through the interview.  Theoretical review and interview data indicated the themes to develop the Emogamification activities to enhance the emotional competency among primary school children; the main themes were highlighted self-awareness, self, management, social awareness, social management, and motivation. Thematic analysis results indicated that primary school children required essential help and awareness about their emotional components and management of their behavior for healthy school activities and academic growth.  In conclusion, the research data was used to indicate the activities to enhance the emotional competency among primary school children for developing the themes for Emogamification. The research promoted the importance of emotional competency management for primary school children, teachers, parents, and school counsellors.

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