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ERIC Number: EJ991391
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
Attention to Student Needs Mediates the Relationship between Teacher Emotional Intelligence and Student Misconduct in the Classroom
Nizielski, Sophia; Hallum, Suhair; Lopes, Paulo N.; Schutz, Astrid
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v30 n4 p320-329 Aug 2012
Understanding the relationship between teacher Emotional intelligence (EI) and student misconduct was the goal of this research. We hypothesized that teachers high in EI tend to establish good working relationships with students by being attentive to their students' needs. In a sample of 300 Syrian teachers, EI was assessed with the Wong and Law Emotional Intelligence scale (WLEIS; Wong & Law, 2002). Results showed that teachers' perceived EI was negatively related to student misconduct and that this relationship was mediated by teachers' attention to student needs. Our findings highlight the role of teachers' EI in shaping social interactions in the classroom and lead to some practical implications for teacher selection and training. (Contains 2 tables, 1 figure, and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Syria