:: Volume 17, Issue 4 (winter 2015) ::
JHC 2015, 17(4): 300-310 Back to browse issues page
Relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Mental Health with Job Stress among Teachers
S Delara Moghanlou, A Sadeghian, S Mehri, I Razzaghi, P Molavi
Department of Psychiatry, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran
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Background & objective: Job stress has been assumed as the strongest cause of mental and physical health problems. There are various stressors in the work environment of the teachers. These factors can reduce the quality of teaching, and cause health issues among them. The present study was conducted with the aim of investigating the relationship between emotional intelligence and mental health with job stress in teachers.

Methods: This was a descriptive study and consisted of all teachers who were teaching in Malekan city in 2012-2013 school years. Two hundred teachers (116 males and 84 females) selected via random sampling method. Data gathering tools were Bagulini's and colleagues' Job Stress, Siberya shring's Emotional Intelligence, and General Health (GHQ-28) Questionnaires. Data were analyzed using step-by-step regression in SPSS-16.

Results: The results showed that the variables of emotional intelligence and mental health altogether explained 82% of variations in teachers' job stress. Also anxiety had the greatest role in this prediction and could explain 61% of the changes.

Conclusions: This study indicated that components of emotional intelligence and mental health can significantly predict job stress among teachers. In order to promote job productivity in teachers, we recommend training the components of emotional intelligence and competence in the workplace also routine life.

Keywords: Emotional Intelligence, Mental Health, Job Stress
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Type of Study: descriptive-analytic |
Received: 2015/11/11 | Accepted: 2016/03/8 | Published: 2016/04/19

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