Author: Maria Idrees
Supervisor: Farah Malik, PhD
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present study investigated the relationship between emotional intelligence, emotion regulation and job satisfaction in school teachers. a) It was hypothesized that there is likely to be positive relationship between emotional intelligence, emotional regulations and job satisfaction in school teachers, b) The emotional intelligence and emotion regulation is likely to predict the job satisfaction in school teachers, c) The emotional intelligence, emotion regulation and job satisfaction is likely to high in private school teachers as compared to government school teachers and d) There will be gender differences in emotional intelligence, emotion regulation and job satisfaction in school teachers of government and private school teachers. Sample comprised of 100 school teachers (50 men, 50 women) with age range 20-60 years (M = 32.92, SD = 9.82). Data were collected from 2 government and 2 private schools in Lahore. Urdu version of Self-report Emotional Intelligence Scale (SEIS) of Schutte, (1998), Emotion Regulation Questionnaire (ERQ) of Gross & John (2003) and Job Satisfaction Scale of War-Crook and Walls (1979), were used. The results indicated that only for government school teachers’ emotion regulation patterns have significantly negative correlation with job satisfaction. Similarly emotional intelligence negatively predicted job satisfaction for private school teachers and there were significant difference in cognitive reappraisal due to difference of schools. The findings also indicated that there were significant differences between subscales of job satisfaction related to difference in schools and only extrinsic job satisfaction was different across two genders. The present study carries implication of highlighting the importance of emotional intelligence, emotion regulation and job satisfaction of school teachers in institutional settings.
Keywords: Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Regulation, Job Satisfaction.
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