A Study of Relationship between Job Satisfaction and Emotional Intelligence among School Teachers of Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh
D. A. V college, Hoshiarpur (Punjab)
Sh Ram Pal Sharma, Hira Bagh,
St. No. 8, H. No. 1757/25A , Jagraon 142026(Ludhiana) Punjab
Renu Bala (Student)
Master Tara Singh Memorial College, Ludhiana
Jagdish Baweja, Ashoke Nagar,
Salem Tabri, Ludhiana (Punjab)
Lalita Kumari (Senior Research Fellow)
Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar, Punjab
D/o Sh Ram Pal Sharma, Hira Bagh,
St. No. 8, H. No. 1757/25A , Jagraon 142026(Ludhiana) Punjab
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Job satisfaction is the favorable and unfavorable subjective feelings with which employs view their work. The aim of this study to study the job
satisfaction among secondary school teachers in relation to their emotional intelligence with special reference to Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. A
sample of 220 respondents is selected which is further divided in male and female in 1:1 ratio. 2*2 factorial design (ANOVA) test is used. The result shows
that there is significant difference among male and female respondents regarding their job satisfaction and there is job satisfaction among teachers of
high Emotional intelligence and low Emotional intelligence in schools. The result also shows that there is no significant interactional effect of the
gender and emotional intelligence on job satisfaction of secondary school teacher. The results of this study may be helpful for human resource managers
especially in schools to satisfied and retained their talented and loyal workforce.
Development of nation depends upon the quality of education imparted to its citizen, which in turn depends upon the quality of teachers. The quality of the
teachers is judged through his work and behaviors, which is turn depends upon how well a teacher is satisfied with himself / herself and his / her
A teacher, who is happy with his job, plays a pivotal role in the upliftment of society. Well-adjusted and satisfied teacher can contribute a lot of the
well being as his/her pupils. A dissatisfied teacher can become irritable and may create tensions which can have negative influences on the students
learning process and it consequently affects their academic growth to satisfaction implies the overall adjustment to work situation. Attitude is readiness
to real toward or against some situation, person or things in a particular manner.
LITERATURE REVIEW OF JOB SATISFACTION
Maslow (1954) suggested that human needs form a five-level hierarchy ranging from physiological needs, safety, belongingness and love, esteem to
self-actualization. Herzberg et al. (1959) formulated the two-factor theory of job satisfaction and postulated that satisfaction and dissatisfaction were
two separate and sometimes even unrelated phenomena. Intrinsic factors named ‘motivators’ (that is, factors intrinsic to the nature and experience of doing
work) were found to be job ‘satisfiers’ and included achievement, recognition, work itself and responsibility. Extrinsic factors which they named ‘hygiene’
factors were found to be job ‘dissatisfiers’ and included company policy, administration, supervision, salary, interpersonal relations and working
conditions. Herzberg and Mausner’s Motivation-Hygiene theory has dominated the study of the nature of job satisfaction, and formed a basis for the
development of job satisfaction assessment. Investigated by several disciplines such as psychology, sociology, economics and management sciences, job
satisfaction is a frequently studied subject in work and organisational literature. This is mainly due to the fact that many experts believe that job
satisfaction trends can affect labour market behaviour and influence work productivity, work effort, employee absenteeism and staff turnover. Moreover, job
satisfaction is considered a strong predictor of overall individual well-being (Diaz-Serrano and Cabral Vieira, 2005), as well as a good predictor of
intentions or decisions of employees to leave a job (Gazioglu and Tansel, 2002). Beyond the research literature and studies, job satisfaction is also
important in everyday life. Organisations have significant effects on the people who work for them and some of those effects are reflected in how people
feel about their work (Spector, 1997). This makes job satisfaction an issue of substantial importance for both employers and employees. As many studies
suggest, employers benefit from satisfied employees as they are more likely to profit from lower staff turnover and higher productivity if their employees
experience a high level of job satisfaction. However, employees should also ‘be happy in their work, given the amount of time they have to devote to it
throughout their working lives’ (Nguyen, Taylor and Bradley, 2003a).
LITERATURE REVIEW OF EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
Emotional intelligence overlaps to some content with general intelligence. The Emotional intelligence person is skilled in four area identifying emotions,
under standing emotion and regulating emotions. According to Goleman (1995) Emotional intelligence consists of five factors, namely knowing one’s emotions,
managing emotions, motivating oneself, recognizing emotions in other and handing relationship.
Emotional intelligence allows us to think more creatively and use our emotions to solve problem Denial Goleman (1995) believes that Emotional intelligence
appears to be an important set of psychological abilities of relate to success in life. It is empathy and communication skills as well as social and
leadership skills that will be control to your success in life and personal relationship rather than a high I.Q Goleman suggest that it is for better to
have a high EQ (Emotional Intelligence Quotient) if you want to be a valued and a productive member of society.
Daniel Goleman (1998) argues that men particularly need to developed Emotional skills and he gives many example of men with high intelligence who were not
successful because they had problems with their people managements skills. He found from his research that people high EQ generally have successful
relationship with family, friends and fellow workers. They are successful because they persist in the face of setbacks and channel their Emotional energies
towards achieving their goals. Emotional Intelligence is said to involve the ability to perceive and accurately express emotion, to use emotion to
facilitate thought, to understand emotions, and to manage emotions for emotional growth (Mayer & Salovey, 1997) While the construct of emotional
intelligence is two decades older, the research on the psychology of emotions has a long and very rich history. Most of the early publications were based
on clinical observations and case studies and lacked empirical data. The issue of emotions has been a dominant component of theories and treatments of
mental disorders since the end of the 19th century
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
“Study of Job Satisfaction among Secondary School Teachers in Relation to their Emotional Intelligence .”
OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
1. To study the impact of Male and Female teacher on job satisfaction.
2. To study the impact of Emotional intelligence on job satisfaction.
3. To study the interactional effect of gender and Emotional intelligence on job satisfaction.
HYPOTHESIS OF THE STUDY
1. There is no significant difference in job satisfaction of Male and Female of secondary school teachers
2. There is significant difference between Emotional intelligence and Job satisfaction of secondary school teachers.
3. There is no significant difference between low Emotional intelligence and high Emotional intelligence groups of secondary school Teachers on the scores
of job satisfaction belonging to Male and Female.
DATABASE AND RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
There in present study, 220 teachers of Govt. secondary and privately managed secondary school teachers were selected sample.110 male teachers with
privately managed secondary school and Govt. secondary schools and 110 female teachers with privately managed secondary schools and Govt. secondary schools
were under taken from Kangra district in randomly selected tehsil. These randomly selected tehsil is taken from Kangra district. In the present study,
gender (Male and Female) and the Emotional Intelligence were taken as independent variables and Job satisfaction was taken to be dependent Variables. . For
“Teachers Job satisfaction and Emotional Intelligence questionnaire was used Teachers Job satisfaction Questionnaire was constructed and standardized by
Pramod Kumar (D. Phil), D.N. Mutha (M,sc., M,Ed. Ph.D.). This questionnaire contains 29 items and “Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire was constructed and
standardized by Anukool Hyde, Sanjyot lethe and Upinder dhar. This questionnaire contains 34 items”. The entire items except 6 and 29 are positively
worded. All these items are given 9 score of '1' for positive response except for items 6 and 29, in which case reverse is applicable. The total score
varies from 6 to 29 showing lowest job satisfaction to highest job satisfaction for the subject. In case of questionnaire of emotional intelligence manual
scoring is done conveniently, hence no scoring key is provided. Each statement is scored 5 for strongly agree, 4 for agree, 3 for neutral, 2 for disagree
and 1 for strongly disagree. The 2x2 “Analysis of variance” is employed for studying the main effects and Interactional affects of sex of teachers and
Emotional intelligence of teachers on job satisfaction.
DATA ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION
Reliability of data
Reliability of Job Satisfaction Questionnaire: The Split – half reliability of the test applying spearman – brown formula is .95 (N=100) with an
infer of reliability of. 97. The test- retest reliability of the test is .73 (N=60); time interval =3 mints with an index of reliability .85. The r-value
.95 and .75 respectively, have been found to be significant at 0.1 level showing that the questionnaire is highly reliability both in terms of its internal
consistency and stability of score.
Reliability of Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire: The reliability of the scale was determined by calculating reliability co-efficient on a sample
of 200 subjects. The split half reliability co-efficient was found to be 0.88.
Table – 1 Job Satisfaction with respect to their Emotional intelligence.
Source of variation
Significant * at 0.05 and 0.01
AxB (interaction of gender and Emotional Intelligence )
* Significant at 0.05 level of confidence
Table 1 is indicative of the fact that the F-value for the main effects of sex on job satisfaction has come out to be 0.37 which is not significant at 0.05
level of confidences for 1/119 df. From this it may be inferred that there is no significant difference in the job satisfaction of male and female
teachers. In other words, it may be said that, the male and female secondary school teachers do not differ in job satisfaction.
Table 1, it can be see that the computed F-value for the main effect of Emotional intelligence on job satisfaction has come out to be 11.68, which is
significant at 0.05 level of confidence for 1/119 df. From this it may be inferred that there exists a significant difference in job satisfaction of high
Emotional intelligence and low emotional intelligence of teachers.
Two Way Interactions
Gender- Emotional Intelligence
Table 1 Show that computed value of F for the interaction of sex and Emotional intelligence and jobs satisfaction has come out to be 0.216, which is not
significant at 0.05 level of confidence 1/119 df. From this, it may be inferred that there is no significant effect of gender and Emotional intelligence on
job satisfaction of secondary school teachers
The following are the conclusions drawn from the preset study on the job satisfaction of secondary school teachers
1. There is no job satisfaction among male and female teachers of secondary
2. There is job satisfaction among teachers of high Emotional intelligence and
low Emotional intelligence of secondary school.
3. There is no significant interactional effect of the gender and emotional
intelligence on job satisfaction of secondary school teacher.
DELIMITATIONS AND EDUCATIONAL IMPLICATIONS
The study was confined to district Kangra of Himachal Pradesh and the study was restricted to only male and female of secondary school teacher. The study
is very beneficial to improve the satisfaction level and emotional intelligence of teacher, so it has following educational implications:
1. From the present study, we found that the teacher of secondary school have no job satisfaction. Hence, it suggests that salary structure of the
secondary school teachers should be improved.
2. From the present study it is found that there is little bit difference job satisfaction of high emotionally intelligent and low emotionally intelligent
teachers. Hence, it is suggested that equal opportunities should be provide to all the teachers of secondary school.
3. To overcome the job satisfaction among teacher, it is suggested that we should provide good environmental facilities.
4. From the present study we read many reviews and find out that teachers are dissatisfied with their job. Reasons for that there is lack of audio visual
aids. Hence, it is suggested it should be provided in the schools.
5. To overcome the dissatisfaction among teachers, it is suggested that we should provide good physical infrastructure in schools.
6. To overcome the dissatisfaction among the teachers, it is suggested that workload should reduce over the teachers.
7. To overcome the dissatisfaction among teachers, it is suggested that o teachers should give authorities for making syllabus according to the children’s
mental ability and potential.
SUGGESTION FOR FURTHER AND FUTURE RESEARCH
In the light of the present research and its results, it is suggested to undertake the following studies in the methodical way.
1. Studies may be undertaken to study the job satisfaction of teachers with reference to their emotional intelligence working in primary schools and senior
2. Studies may be undertaken to study the job satisfaction of teachers with reference to their emotional intelligence working in rural and urban schools.
3. Studies may be identifying the psychological factors that contribute for
job satisfaction with reference to their emotional intelligence.
4. Studies may be undertaken to investigate job satisfaction of male and female teachers of govt. And private secondary schools.
5. Similarly studies can be conducted on nursery and primary secondary
6. Studies can be extended to different university of Himachal Pradesh.
7. Job satisfaction of secondary school teachers on the basis of qualification
8. A comparative study of job satisfaction with reference to their emotional intelligence of male and female secondary school teachers can be studied.
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