Research Article
Effect of Emotional Intelligence and Gender on Job Satisfaction of Primary School Teachers

Bhagat Singh , Arun Kumar

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Singh, B., & Kumar, A. (2016). Effect of Emotional Intelligence and Gender on Job Satisfaction of Primary School Teachers. European Journal of Educational Research, 5(1), 1-9. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.5.1.1

Singh B., and Kumar A. 2016 'Effect of Emotional Intelligence and Gender on Job Satisfaction of Primary School Teachers', European Journal of Educational Research , vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 1-9. Available from:

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Singh, Bhagat and Kumar, Arun . "Effect of Emotional Intelligence and Gender on Job Satisfaction of Primary School Teachers". (2016)European Journal of Educational Research 5, no. 1(2016): 1-9. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.5.1.1


The objective of the study was to find out the effect of EI and gender on job satisfaction of primary school teachers. A total of 300 (150 male and 150 female) primary school teachers were selected randomly for the study. Emotional Intelligence Scale (EIS) and Teachers’ Job Satisfaction Scale (TJSS) were used to collect the data. The study found a significant positive relationship between emotional intelligence and job satisfaction. Regression analysis showed that emotional management and emotional maturity significantly predicted the job satisfaction. The results of the two-way ANOVA showed that the interaction effect of gender and EI was not significant. Results also showed that level of EI significantly affected the job satisfaction of primary school teachers. However, there is no significant difference between male and female teachers regarding the level of job satisfaction. There are other factors which affect job satisfaction but the role of EI cannot be neglected. So the level of EI must be taken into consideration in order to select the best teachers.

Keywords: Emotional intelligence (EI), gender, job satisfaction, primary school teachers (PST)


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