International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1308-951X

Volume 6 Issue 1 (March 2015)

Original Articles

The Relationship between Emotional Intelligence, Hope and Life Satisfaction in Preschool Preserves Teacher

Hakan Sarıcam, Ismail Celik & Lütfiye Coskun

pp. 1 - 11


The aim of this study is to examine predictive role of emotional intelligence and hope on life satisfaction. Participants were 478 preschool preserves teachers (395 women, 83 men; M age= 19.3 yr.) in Turkey. In this study, Turkish version of the Schutte Emotional Intelligence Scale Revised, Turkish version of the Integrative Hope Scale and Life Satisfaction Scale were used. The relationships between emotional intelligence, hope and life satisfaction were examined using correlation analysis and multiple regression analysis. In correlation analysis, emotional intelligence and hope was found positively related to life satisfaction. According to regression results, emotional intelligence and hope was predicted positively by emotional intelligence and hope. Emotional intelligence and hope has explained 40% of the variance in life satisfaction. The results were discussed in the light of the related literature and dependent recommendations to the area were given. 

Keywords: Emotional intelligence, hope, life satisfaction

What You Teach Impacts on How You Feel: A Study on Teachers` Emotionality across Disciplines

Masoud Mahmoodi-Shahrebabaki

pp. 12 - 23


The growing attention to teachers` emotion has been in line with the new necessities of modern life and has been considered as a leading exponent of fast-changing educational settings through the clarification of the new personal accountabilities. This unique study endeavored to compare levels of anxiety, depression, life satisfaction, job satisfaction and life pleasure between teachers in humanities, formal sciences and natural sciences. More than 720 teachers across 14 different academic disciplines were compared and contrasted based upon the result of the following standard psychological tests: Snaith-Hamilton Pleasure Scale, Beck Anxiety Inventory, Diener`s Satisfaction with Life Scale, Brayfield-Rothe Index of Job Satisfaction and Goldberg Depression Scale. The results were enlightening as the humanist teachers` psychological well-being was conspicuously superior to their counterparts in natural and formal sciences. Being that said, the result can broaden the horizon of educational researchers whose work revolves around emotionality of teachers as well as educational planners and programmers to consider the implications in their teacher training programs. 

Keywords: Teacher Emotion; Teacher Psychology; Teacher Education; Teacher Training