A Study of Teacher Efficacy and Emotional Intelligence of Secondary School Teachers
Secondary education is a very important link between the primary and higher stages of education. Teachers providing education at secondary level have the potential for enhancing the quality of secondary education by bringing life to the curriculum and inspiring students, making them curious and attempting towards self-directed learning. The emotional intelligence of teachers is positively related to their self- efficacy. Assisting teachers in developing their emotional intelligence may enhance their sense of efficacy. The present study was an attempt to study teacher efficacy and emotional intelligence of secondary school teachers. This study reveals that there is a significant difference in the Teacher- efficacy of secondary school teachers with respect to Levels, Dimensions, Academic Achievement, Teaching Experience, Type of Management and Emotional Intelligence except, Gender. Further, there is a significant difference in the Emotional Intelligence of secondary school teachers with respect to Levels, Academic Achievement, Type of Management and Teacher efficacy except, Gender, Dimensions and Teaching Experience. The Multiple Correlation (R) between Academic Achievement (AA), Teacher efficacy (TE) and Emotional Intelligence (EI) is found to be R = 0.261 indicating Low Correlation, 1.23 definite but small relationship (correlation coefficient from ± 0.21 to± 0.40).As teacher efficacy is associated with academic achievement, enhancing teachers' emotional intelligence appears to be a means of achieving improved students' outcomes. Therefore, it is essential and beneficial for planners and authorities to consider teachers' psychological variables such as teacher efficacy and emotional intelligence in academic achievement of students to meet identified positive consequences.
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