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Emotional Competence as A Determiner of Mental Health of Prospective Teachers of Arts Stream of Himachal Pradesh, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Trained Graduate Teacher in Non Medical, Department of Elementary Education, Himachal Pradesh, INDIA

Res. J.Educational Sci., Volume 4, Issue (1), Pages 1-9, January,1 (2016)


The place of teacher in the classroom lays the foundation of the learning of the students. The prospective teachers are trained by the institutions of education to deliver the knowledge and skills to the students by the best method and skill they have learnt. But, this execution of the skills is entirely depends on the state mind and emotions of the teacher. The present study is concerned with the emotional competence as determiner of mental health of prospective teachers of arts stream. The researcher adopted the survey method under descriptive research and randomly selected 200 arts Prospective teachers from the colleges of education of five districts of Himachal Pradesh. Mental Health Inventory developed by Dr. Jagdish and Dr. A.K. Srivastava and Scale of Emotional Competency (SEC) developed by H.C. Sharma and R. Bhardwaj used by the researcher to measure emotional competence of Pre-service teachers of arts. The findings of the study revealed that Pre-service teachers of arts belonging to general and reserved categories were found significantly different in their mental health. There is also found a significant difference in the mental health of high and low emotionally competent Prospective teachers of arts. It shows that emotions affect the mental health of Prospective teachers of arts. The researcher has given the valuable suggestions to improve the mental health of the teachers which will help to make them emotionally stable and competent also.


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