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  • Ellonen, Eetu (2018)
    Tiivistelmä - Referat - Abstract Goals. Emotions and emotional skills have been found to be an important part of our everyday life. This was also taken into account in the new curriculum, which emphasizes the importance of social skills (POPS, 2014). Emotional skills are generally considered to be broad-based, and incorporating concepts that include, for example, emotional competence and emotional intelligence. This study examines the concept of emotional intelligence more closely. A lot of positive research results have been gained from the emotional intelligence of individuals. The study of the group in terms of emotional intelligence has remained secondary, although emotions have been found to have multiple meanings for group activity. The purpose of this study was to find out what kind of connections have been found between emotional intelligence and group work or teamwork. Group work and teamwork means in this study the work of a group of people in primary or secondary groups. The definition of emotional intelligence in this study is based on the theoretic theory of Goleman (1997), Mayer and Salovey (1997) and Bar-On (2000). Method. The study material consisted of nine international research papers that examined the relationship between emotional intelligence and group work. The material was obtained using electronic databases. The study is an integrative literature review, which allows a methodological examination of various studies. The material was analyzed using material-based content analysis. The result and discussion. In this study, emotional intelligence was associated with teamwork. The connection was found to group processes, teamwork and group cohesion. Other results were that emotional intelligence influences the ability to be a team worker and the group's mental health experience while working. However, all aspects of the intelligence did not rise individually when considering the importance of group work. The results highlighted the personal and social dimensions of an individual's emotional intelligence, such as the ability to understand their own feelings and to be aware of other feelings. The results of this study are supported by Druskat and Wolf (2001) hypothesis that emotional intelligence influences the effectiveness of teamwork. However, further research is needed to expand and broaden our understanding. Children and young people would also be particularly important.