The Relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Job Satisfaction

Emotional Intelligence is an important factor for teacher’s success. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact of Emotional Intelligence on Job Satisfaction among the academicians in Technical higher education institutions. In the past, when studying organizational behavior, emotions and EQ were not given serious attention, especially on their contribution towards creativity and productivity. In the same light, limited attempts were also made in investigating the effect of EQ on work attitude and behavior such as job satisfaction and job commitment.
In aspects of gender and age females, by handling multiple responsibilities are comparatively more prone to high stress & an unbalanced lifestyle. The EQ level of females with special focus on age & marital status. In male are less stresses but unbalanced lifestyle.
Findings suggest that Emotional Intelligence did not affect the level of Job Satisfaction. Gender did not have a significant effect on Emotional Intelligence or Job Satisfaction. Older employees had higher levels of Emotional Intelligence; however, age had no effect on reported Job Satisfaction. Gender did not have a moderating effect in Emotional Intelligence-Job Satisfaction relationship. Age had mixed findings. For the younger generation, the relationship was significantly positive. For the older generation, it was insignificant and negative. Results should be approached with caution. Limitations and future research directions are provided in the article. Data collection is done on the basis of convenience sampling technique.
Researchers have acknowledged that job satisfaction is a phenomenon which can be explained as having both cognitive and affective character. The cognitive component is made up of judgments and beliefs about the job, while the affective component comprises of feelings and emotions associated with the job. Job satisfaction is defined as the attitude and feelings people have about their work: positive and favorable attitudes towards the job indicate job satisfaction while negative and unfavorable attitudes toward the job indicate job dissatisfaction.
Researchers have acknowledged that job satisfaction is a phenomenon which can be explained as having both cognitive and affective character. The cognitive component is made up of judgments and beliefs about the job, while the affective component comprises of feelings and emotions associated with the job. Job satisfaction is defined as the attitude and feelings people have about their work: positive and favorable attitudes towards the job indicate job satisfaction while negative and unfavorable attitudes toward the job indicate job dissatisfaction.
Key Words: Emotional intelligence, Job Satisfaction, Stress, Management, age, gender