8th December 2016

Defining & Measuring Emotional Capital

“Emotions are involved with everything a person does and determine how well they manage themselves and adapt to the demands of life. The value of our ability to manage our behaviour, along with the positive morale, engagement, and commitment will determine how well we live our lives….

That’s why I call it Emotional Capital”. Dr Martyn Newman PhD (CEO RocheMartin).

The SESA Initiative launches the first deep-dive study into the existing social emotional skills (SES) within young people aged 13-17 years – across The Middle East and Africa.

Emotional Capital in Young People, is a ground-breaking study to measure existing SES across 1,000 young people – within schools.

This will provide the first comprehensive set of robust metrics linked to youth Self-Awareness & Self-Management, Social Skills and Resilience – measured by age, gender & location!

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Social and emotional skills (SES) are known by many different names: character, resilience, self-worth – to name just a few. While the term is disputed, the importance of these skills for the life chances of young people is not. Collective research shows that those who develop strong SES in childhood/adolescence, are more likely to go on to have healthier, happier and engaged adult lives -compared to their peers who have not had the same opportunities to develop in this way.

Significant bodies of work demonstrate the clear association of self-control, self-regulation (and similar concepts) in childhood with many domains of adult life, including mental health, wellbeing, qualifications, measures of physical health, obesity, smoking, crime and mortality.

Research has also shown the importance of self-awareness. Understanding of one’s own actions as concepts such as loss of control or self-efficacy, are related to a number of adult outcomes, including mental distress, self-rated health, obesity and unemployment.

“A heightened sense of self-awareness, better ability to manage distressing emotions, increased sensitivity to how others feel, and the capacity to manage relationships well are vital throughout life.” Daniel Goleman

For years, senior psychology researchers had been calling for clearer definitions for emotional competencies related to Resilience and Wellbeing, stating that a “new scale development is required.” We are able to periodically Measure Youth Development impact, from the progressive building of specific social emotional skills:

Self-Awareness & Self-Management: A cluster of emotional competencies which enable the development of awareness of presence and of communication; authentically and openly.

Social Skills: A cluster of emotional competencies which enables the grasp of the emotional dimensions in all situations and how to better influence others to help achieve productive outcomes.

Resilience: A cluster of emotional competencies which enables the ability to take on challenges and to respond creatively and effectively, irrespective of set-backs, and remain open to new opportunities.

There are many ways of benchmarking personal development, but by far the most credible and compelling way is to benchmark specific emotional and social competencies using a high-quality psychometric assessment tool.

The Emotional Capital Report (ECR) is the scientifically developed psychometric from global leaders in emotional intelligence, RocheMartin.

Established over 15 years within international business communities, the ECR is recognized as the most rigorous and comprehensive technology to help HR and Learning and Development professionals measure and develop the emotional capital of their leaders.

The ECR delivers scores on the 10 emotional intelligence competencies within Self-Awareness & Self-Management, Social Skills and Resilience. Based on these scores, 19 pages of powerful coaching strategies are created as a road-map for building SES.

In February 2017, The SESA Innitiative launches the largest and most difinitive study into existing levels of Resilience and Wellbeing within 1,000 young people aged 13 to 17 years old – within the Middle East and Africa.

Within Ghana, Nigeria and the UAE, this will provide each country with its first insight into the prevailing levels of Resilience and Wellbeing, captured within schools across the country.