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ERIC Number: EJ862645
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0346-251X
The Relationship between Iranian EFL Teachers' Emotional Intelligence and Their Self-Efficacy in Language Institutes
Moafian, Fatemeh; Ghanizadeh, Afsaneh
System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics, v37 n4 p708-718 Dec 2009
The study reported in this paper was conducted to examine the relationship between Iranian EFL teachers' emotional intelligence and their self-efficacy in Language Institutes. To this end, 89 EFL teachers were selected from different Language Institutes in Mashhad, a city in north-east of Iran. The participants were asked to complete the "Teachers' Sense of Efficacy Scale" and the "Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire". Data analysis and statistical calculations revealed that there is a significant relationship between the teachers' emotional intelligence and their self-efficacy. To investigate which components of emotional intelligence might have more predictive power in predicting teacher's self-efficacy, regression analysis was run. Three subscales of emotional intelligence--emotional self-awareness, interpersonal-relationship, and problem solving--were found to be good predictors of teacher self-efficacy. The conclusions and implications of the research were discussed with reference to the earlier findings. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Iran