The Relationship between Principals’ Emotional Intelligence and Teachers’ Job Satisfaction: A Case of National Schools in Sri Lanka

International Conference on Business & Information, 2011

9 Pages Posted: 17 Feb 2013  

Dr. Sampath Kappagoda

Rajarata University of Sri Lanka - Faculty of Management Studies

Date Written: October 20, 2011

Abstract

Emotional Intelligence is regarded as an important concept that leaders have to learn for the success of any organization. In reviewing the Sri Lankan literature on emotional intelligence and job satisfaction, it was difficult to find any investigation which has focused on the relationship between emotional intelligence and job satisfaction in the context of schools and, in particular, teachers. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between Principals’ emotional intelligence and teachers’ job satisfaction in the national schools in Sri Lanka. The data were collected from a sample of 50 principals and 200 teachers using convenience sampling method. Data collected were analyzed using regression analysis and correlation coefficient. The results of the study indicated that emotional intelligence of principals had a significant positive relationship with job satisfaction of teachers. It was recommended that emotional intelligence of the principals should be enhanced to improve the job satisfaction of the teachers.

Keywords: Emotional Intelligence, Job Satisfaction, Principals, Teachers

Suggested Citation

Kappagoda, Dr. Sampath, The Relationship between Principals’ Emotional Intelligence and Teachers’ Job Satisfaction: A Case of National Schools in Sri Lanka (October 20, 2011). International Conference on Business & Information, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2216372

Sampath Kappagoda (Contact Author)

Rajarata University of Sri Lanka - Faculty of Management Studies ( email )

Mihintale
10300
Sri Lanka

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