The Relationship between Perceived Emotional Intelligence, Work Engagement, Job Satisfaction, and Burnout in Italian School Teachers: An Exploratory Study

Antonella D'Amico, Alessandro Geraci, Chiara Tarantino

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Abstract

The study investigates the relationship between perceived emotional intelligence, burnout, workengagement, and job satisfaction in 238 Italian school teachers. The mean age was 50 years, rangedfrom 26 to 66 (SD = 9.16). The research protocol included a demographics data sheet, the Wong andLaw Emotional Intelligence Scale (WLEIS; Wong & Law, 2002), the Copenhagen BurnoutInventory (CBI; Kristensen, Borritz, Villadsen, & Christensen, 2005), the Utrecht Work EngagementScale (UWES; Schaufeli, Bakker, & Salanova, 2006), and the Organizational Satisfaction Scale(QSO; Cortese, 2001). Several international studies already demonstrated an association amongthese variables. Our results showed that perceived emotional intelligence positively correlates withwork engagement and job satisfaction, and negatively correlates with burnout. Hierarchicalregression analyses also point out that, among all the perceived emotional intelligencesubdimensions, the use of emotion is the best predictor of the study variables, even when controllingfor gender differences. These results suggest that emotional intelligence may have a protective rolein preventing negative working experiences of teachers.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)63-84
Numero di pagine22
RivistaPsihologijske Teme
Volume29
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Applied Psychology

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