Emotional intelligence and job satisfaction among secondary school teachers
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The study sought to find out the relationship between emotional intelligence and job satisfaction among secondary school teachers. The study intended to achieve the following objectives, to determine the level of emotional intelligence among the secondary school teachers, to determine the level of job satisfaction among secondary school teachers, and finally to establish whether emotional intelligence and job satisfaction are related among secondary school teachers. A correlational study design was used in the study to establish the relationship between the two variables. The study used a total sample of 83 respondents who were subjected to simple random sampling technique. Data was then collected using self-administered questionnaires. The researcher analyzed data using statistical package for social scientist (SPSS) and percentages and Pearson correlation coefficient (r) was used to test the hypothesis. The levels of emotional intelligence were found to be high. Results revealed fairly high levels of job satisfaction. Findings also revealed that there is non-significant relationship between emotional intelligence and job satisfaction (r=.115, p>0.05). Although high levels of both variables were observed, Job satisfaction does not depend on Emotional intelligence of the secondary school teachers. The ministry of education and sports should consider introducing regular professional development workshops that focus on enhancing interpersonal skills, classroom management techniques, and stress-coping strategies in to increase job satisfaction and emotional intelligence among secondary school teachers.