INVESTIGATION OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AND EFFECTIVENESS OF EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION IN CITY OF ISFAHAN

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Nader Almasi
Narges Saeidian Khorasgani

Keywords

Emotional intelligence, effectiveness, administration, education, Isfahan, Iran

Abstract

Purpose: The objective of this study was evaluation of the relationship between emotional intelligence and effectiveness of educational administration in city of Isfahan using descriptive and correlational approaches.


Methodology: The studied population included 444 education managers in city of Isfahan in year 2015-2016. Based on Cochran formula, 216 participants were systematically sampled for the study. The data collection tool was two standard questionnaires of emotional intelligence questionnaire of Rod Barry and Jane Graves (2005) and effectiveness questionnaire of Aspercher and Christopher (2002). The validity of questionnaires were confirmed by some of the education managers, while reliability of them were calculated using Cronbach’s alpha for emotional intelligence and effectiveness to be 0.86 and 0.83, respectively. Data analysis was performed for both descriptive (frequency, percentage, chart) and inferential statistics (Pearson correlation, stepwise regression, and analysis of variance tests).


Main Findings: Results showed that there is a significant correlation between emotional intelligence and effectiveness of administration with correlation coefficient of 0.372 and reliability of 0.002. Also, there was a significant correlation between optimism/emotion regulation factor and effectiveness of administration with correlation coefficient of 0.264 and reliability of 0.000. In addition, there was a significant correlation between evaluation of emotion and interaction marketing factor with correlation coefficient of 0.434 and reliability of 0.001. Furthermore, there was a significant correlation between social skills and effectiveness of administration with correlation coefficient of 0.254 and reliability of 0.04. Finally, there was a significant correlation between use of emotions and effectiveness of administration with correlation coefficient of 0.251 and reliability of 0.004.


Implications: This study and result will enlighten academicians and administration about role of emotional intelligence in work culture and success.


Originality: In author’s knowledge and belief this study is first of its kin din city of Isfahan.

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