DIMENSIONS OF EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AS PREDICTORS OF JOB INVOLVEMENT AMONG TEACHERS

Abstract

The study investigated how the dimensions of emotional intelligence can predict teachers’ job involvement in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria. It used 430 teachers drawn via purposive and simple random sampling techniques. Two research questions and two null hypotheses guided the study. Two instruments, dimensions of Emotional Intelligence Scale (DEIS) and Teachers’ Job Involvement Questionnaire were used for data collections. The internal consistency coefficients of 0.76 and 0.90 were obtained for DEIS and TJIQ respectively using Cronbach alpha method. The instruments were administered via direct delivery approach, and data collected were analysed using multiple regression statistics. After the analysis, it was found that emotional intelligence and its dimensions had significant predictions on teachers’ job involvement. Again that self-awareness had the highest prediction followed by self-management, social awareness and then relationship management. Based on the findings implications of the study and recommendations were stated

Keywords: Emotional Intelligence, Relationship Management and Job Involvement, Safe Awareness, Self Management, Social Awareness

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