Personality Traits as Predictor of Emotional Intelligence among the University Teachers as Advisors

  • Alghamdi N
  • Aslam M
  • Khan K
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Abstract

The focus of the present study was to investigate personality traits as the predictor of emotional intelligence (EI) among the university teachers working as student advisors. A sample of the study comprised 100 student advisors (male = 50; female = 50). The age range of the sample was 21–40 years. Schutte Emotional Intelligence Scale (SEIS) and Big Five Inventory (BFI) were used to measure emotional intelligence (EI) and personality traits. For the statistical analysis of the data, T -test and regression analysis were computed. The findings revealed that three personality traits, extraversion, agreeableness, and openness to experience, emerged as significant predictors of EI. The findings also revealed that conscientiousness and neuroticism have no impact on EI. T -tests indicated that there are no gender differences in EI. Considering the implication of personality traits on EI among university teachers/student advisors, the current research may assist in augmenting the organizational behavior in general and boost the productivity in particular which are both essential ingredients for the deliverance of services to all the stakeholders linked with the educational system in Saudi Arabia.

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Alghamdi, N. G., Aslam, M., & Khan, K. (2017). Personality Traits as Predictor of Emotional Intelligence among the University Teachers as Advisors. Education Research International, 2017, 1–6. https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/9282565

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