Investigating the Relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Occupational Stress of Teachers

Mohammad Hayati, Zarin Rasoli, Fateme Fany sobhany

Abstract


The present study was carried out for investigating the relationship between emotional intelligence and occupational stress of teachers of elementary school in District No.1 of Tehran. The sample subjects were selected randomly from among teachers of elementary school in District No.1 of Tehran. Measurement tools were Occupational Stress Index and Cyber Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire (Sharing). Step-by-step regression analysis showed that emotional intelligence predicts the occupational stress significantly as these two variables are responsible for 57% of researches on occupational stress. The results also indicated that from among the components of emotional intelligence, self-control, empathy and self-awareness play the role in predicting the occupational stress in order. From these components, self-control plays the most important role in explaining the occupational stress and is responsible for 57% of changes in occupational stress. Then, empathy and self-awareness are responsible for 13% and 3% of changes in occupational stress, respectively. T-test results showed that male teachers have significantly more occupational stress and on the other hand, female teachers obtain significantly more scores in both general emotional intelligence and all of its components

Keywords


Emotional Intelligence, Occupational Stress, Teachers.

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