Students’ Emotion Management Skills At Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City

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Tuong, Nguyen Van , Truong, Phan Nguyen Dong


There was limited in numbers and quality of research in emotion management in Vietnam. Most research in this field focused on managing negative feelings and external behaviors in specific contexts instead of internal changes. Besides that, there were concerns on students’ suicide numbers and stressful learning environment in Vietnam on which research on emotion management skills with caring individual internal changes was crucial and urgent. The research investigated on students’ emotion management skills in Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City. Within this research, Eisenberg et al (2000)’s theory of emotion management skills was administrated as main theory framework accompanied with emotion management skills scale developed by Berking et al (2014). The scale was first translated and compatible in this research. The sample size was 675 participants according to Waston (2001) to population size varying from 50.000 to 100.000. The survey time was from July to October 2021. Research indicated that students at the National University of Ho Chi Minh City performed emotional management skills occasionally and the frequency of male students’ expression emotion management was more than female students on the same basis. The data revealed that there higher academic years of students was, the more frequency of emotion management skills performed by students. This result was like other emotion management skills research in Vietnam. The suggestion for enhancing students’ emotion management skills at Vietnam National University of Ho Chi Minh City is that students should be equipped with more training program on emotion management, life skills and taught with more emotion embedded teaching in lectures.

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