Emotional Intelligence and Job Performance among School Teachers

  •  Lee Bee Yoke    
  •  Siti Aisyah Panatik    


The concept of emotional intelligence has observed a rapidly growing interest among the society. However, there has been a regrettable lack of attention on the emotional intelligence construct especially in an education setting. This paper was aimed to examine the relationship between emotional intelligence and job performance among school teachers. This study used a quantitative research methodology involved survey questionnaire to collect data. A total of 384 school teachers from the academic primary and secondary schools involved in this study. Emotional intelligence was assessed by Wong and Law Emotional Intelligence Scale (WLEIS). The findings of this empirical study found that all the four dimensions of emotional intelligence (self-emotional appraisal, others' emotional appraisal, use of emotion, and regulation of emotion) were positively significant associated with job performance. Overall, this research has makes several theoretical contributions to the emotional intelligence literatures, and provides some meaningful managerial implications to the school administrators. Several recommendations for future research were drawn from this research as well.

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