Emotional Intelligence and Self-Efficacy of School TeachersAuthor : J. Parameswari
Volume 2 No.2 July-December 2013 pp 1-5
Emotional intelligence is important in schools and organizations in which group work is required. Emotional intelligence enables individuals to understand and control their feelings and emotions, understand others’ feelings and emotions have empathy, raise motivation and self confidence. Self-efficacy is a belief that one has the capabilities to execute the courses of actions required to manage prospective situations. The present study explored the relationship between emotional intelligence and self-efficacy of school teachers. 260 teachers from different schools in Kerala District were selected through stratified random sampling. Emotional intelligence and self-efficacy of teachers were assessed using appropriate tools. The result showed that there is a significant difference between government and private school teachers in certain dimensions of emotional intelligence. There is no significant difference in self-efficacy of teachers. Also, it is found that emotional intelligence and self efficacy are significantly related to each other. The findings and implications are discussed in this article.
Emotional Intelligence, Self-Efficacy, Teachers, Government School, Private School