On the Relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Teachers’ Self-efficacy in High School and University Contexts (Volume 3 – Issue 6)

Authors: NASRIN SIYAMAKNIA, MASOUD ZOGHI, AMIR REZA NEMAT TABRIZI

ABSTRACT

The current study attempts to examine the relationship between emotional intelligence and EFL instructors’ self-efficacy at the high school and university level. To this end, 102 instructors from local universities and high schools located in East and West Azarbaijan, Iran were selected as a sample of this research. In order to collect the necessary data, the Bar-On Emotional Quotient Inventory (the EQ-i) and Bandura’s Teacher Self-Efficacy Scale were used. Results suggest that there is a significant relationship between teachers’ emotional intelligence and their self-efficacy beliefs. The study concludes that it is necessary to both highlight the necessity of emotional intelligence and focus more attention on the role of it in EFL contexts.

Key words: Emotional intelligence, selfefficacy, university instructors, EFL contexts.

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