Role of Emotional Intelligence on Job Satisfaction in University Teacher

Saira Siddique, Farah Riaz, Aisha Siddique, Ayesha Riaz, Yasir Nawaz, Sameen Shehzadi


Emotional intelligence and job satisfaction are two concepts of high importance in the modern work environment. They serve as a competitive verge in personal and organizational life. The teaching profession is one the most important profession. A teacher can mold the future every day in the class. A teacher can make the world a better place, giving young people the best start in life and can use his own education to the fullest and best extent. The knowledge of Emotional Intelligence could help teachers to harvest great advantages from their profession. Teachers in today’s education system face excessive expectations and demands such as increased accountability, negative student attitudes, low status of the profession and low paying salaries. As a result of these demands many teachers experience job dissatisfaction. The present research identified the role of Emotional Intelligence on Job Satisfaction and also assesses the level of job satisfaction in male and female teachers. Teachers were asked to fill, the Self Report Measure of Emotional Intelligence, and the Job Descriptive Index. It was hypothesized that there is a significant relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Job Satisfaction. The teacher of higher education institutes were the respondents. The collected data was analyzed by chi square and gamma test. Results demonstrate a significant association between Emotional Intelligence and Job Satisfaction. Age differences were also found as young teachers are highly Emotionally Intelligent and Satisfied with their job than older teachers.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2014.v3n6p327

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