A study of emotional intelligence of primary school teachers
R Ramadevi, AC Lal Kumar
The key ingredients for this understanding are confidence, curiosity, intentionality, self-control, relatedness, capacity to communicate, ability to cooperate etc. These traits are all aspects of Emotional Intelligence. Basically a student who learns to learn is much more apt to succeed. Emotional Intelligence has proven a better predictor of future success than IQ. Hence there is a great interest in Emotional Intelligence on the part of corporations, universities and schools nationwide. The idea of Emotional Intelligence has inspired research and curriculum development. The presentstudy was conducted to investigate emotional intelligence among higher secondary teachers in relation to certain demographic variables viz. gender, type of management, nature of school, location of school and marital status. Emotional intelligence is denied as one of the important aspects in educating a person to be balanced as a whole. Descriptive survey method of research was used for collecting the data using Emotional intelligence by Scale Anukool Kyde, Sunjyat Dethe and Upinder Dhar. (2001). Sample included 300 randomly selected primary school teachers from various schools at Vellore City. Findings of the study revealed that (1) there is no significant difference between emotional intelligence of primary school teachers with respect to their gender, type of management, group of study, mode of school, location of school, marital status, age and year of experience.