By Dr Ekpenyong Ekanem & Nse N. Ukpong
This study investigated educational cost analysis and its effects on emotional intelligence of university students in knowledge management. The research was a true experimental study with pre-test post-test control group design aimed at raising the awareness of university students’ level of emotional intelligence demands from the educational cost analysis technique in knowledge managerial context. The population included 250 educational management post graduate students of 2016/2017 session in the two public universities in Cross River State, Nigeria. A purposive sampling technique was used to select 120 subjects from the universities and randomly assigned to treatment and control groups. The instrument designated ‘Scale of Educational Cost Analysis on Emotional Intelligence (SECAOEI)’ was used to collect data for the study. The instrument was validated and had a reliability coefficient of 0.854. Arithmetic mean scores were used to answer research questions while analysis of co-variance (ANCOVA) was used in testing the hypotheses. The result indicated that educational cost analysis was an effective technique in enhancing emotional intelligence. Based on the findings, it was recommended among others that university educational managers should pay special attention to educational cost analysis technique as sine qua-non for enhancing students’ emotional intelligence in knowledge management.