Assessing the Impact of Emotional Intelligence on Job Satisfaction: An Empirical Study on Faculty Members with Respect to Gender and Age

  •  Tarek Badawy    
  •  Mariam Magdy    


Emotional Intelligence is an important factor for teacher’s success. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact of Emotional Intelligence on Job Satisfaction among the academicians in Egyptian higher education institutions. The sample consisted of 100 faculty members from four universities. Various standard statistical tools such as Karl Pearson coefficient of correlation, t-test and regression analysis were used to interpret the data. Findings suggest that Emotional Intelligence did not affect the level of Job Satisfaction. Gender did not have a significant effect on Emotional Intelligence or Job Satisfaction. Older employees had higher levels of Emotional Intelligence; however, age had no effect on reported Job Satisfaction. Gender did not have a moderating effect in Emotional Intelligence-Job Satisfaction relationship. Age had mixed findings. For the younger generation, the relationship was significantly positive. For the older generation, it was insignificant and negative. Results should be approached with caution. Limitations and future research directions are provided in the article.

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