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Emotional Intelligence and Occupational Stress among School Teachers in Haryana, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Human Development and Family Studies, I.C. College of Home Science, CCSHAU, Hisar, Haryana 125004, India
  • 2Department of Human Development and Family Studies, CCS HAU Hisar, India
  • 3Human Development and Family Studies, I.C. College of Home Science, CCSHAU, Hisar, Haryana 125004, India

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 5, Issue (7), Pages 31-35, July,2 (2016)


The present study aims at exploring the relationship between emotional intelligence and occupational stress among the school teachers of Haryana state. The study was conducted in five cultural zones of Haryana state - Khadar, Nardak, Bagar, Mewat and Ahirwal. From each district headquarter; two separate lists of schools, one list for schools affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the other list for schools affiliated to Board of School Education, Haryana (BSEH) were prepared. From these schools, lists of primary teachers (PRT), trained graduate teachers (TGT) and post graduate teachers (PGT) were prepared separately for CBSE and BSEH affiliated schools. To represent the sample from teachers of CBSE affiliated schools, from one cultural zone, 15 PRT, 15 TGT and 15 PGT were selected at random. Similar procedure was adopted for selecting teachers from BSEH affiliated schools from the same zone. Thus, from one cultural zone a total of 90 teachers, 45 teachers from CBSE affiliated schools and 45 teachers from BSEH affiliated schools were selected. Similar procedure was adopted to select teachers from other four cultural zones. Total sample constituted of 450 teachers, 225 teachers from Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) affiliated schools and 225 teachers from Board of School Education Haryana (BSEH) affiliated schools. Emotional Intelligence of school teachers was assessed with the help of Emotional Intelligence Scale by Hyde et al. and Occupational Stress of school teachers was assessed with the help of Occupational Stress Index developed by Srivastava and Singh. Results revealed that teachers with higher levels of Emotional Intelligence experience lower levels of occupational stress. The results also indicated that the personal variables- sex, age, educational levels, years of teaching experience and types of school, play a significant role in the perception of various sources of stress related to the teaching profession.


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