Emotional Intelligence and Anger Management Styles in Government School Teachers

Thesis Title: Emotional Intelligence and Anger Management Styles in Government School Teachers

Author Name: Ayesha Khalid

Supervisor: Arooj Arshad & Saima Ghazal

Year: 2017

Degree: MSC

Department: Institute of Applied Psychology

University: Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan

Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email: chairperson@appsy.pu.edu.pk, Phone: 92-42-9231245

Abstract

The current study was designed to examine the relationship of emotional intelligence with anger management styles of the government school teachers. Correlation research design was employed and sample of 200 school teachers was drawn from the government schools of Lahore by applying convenient sampling. The school teachers were from the age range of 25 to 50 years. Schutte Self-Report Emotional Intelligence Test (Schutte et al., 1998), and State Trait Anger Expression Inventory (Spielberger, 1988) was administered. Results revealed that Emotional Intelligence had significant negative correlation with anger management styles. Moreover, emotional intelligence (perception of emotion, managing emotions in the self, managing others’ emotions and utilizing emotions) were positively correlated with anger control and negatively correlated with the trait anger, state anger, anger in, and anger out. Hierarchical Regression analysis demonstrated that perception of emotion was a positive predictor of anger control and anger out and utilizing emotion was significant negative predictor of anger out and anger in. Independent sample t-test demonstrated that there were no significant differences between both men and women on emotional intelligence and anger management styles. The findings have important implications for teachers in best emotional intelligence and best management styles of anger, so that the teaching styles can be better improved and enhanced.

Keywords:

Emotional intelligence, anger management styles.

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