The Relationship between Iranian EFL Teachers' Burnout and Emotional Intelligence
Keywords:Stress, Burnout, Emotional Intelligence
Burnout and emotional intelligence (EI) are two prominent factors in the process of teaching. This study analyzed the probable relationship between EFL teachersâ€™ burnout and EI in private language institutes of the cities of Shiraz and Marvdasht, Iran. It also investigated whether EI could predict burnout. To this end, 100 EFL teachers working at private language institutes, situated in Shiraz and Marvdasht filled out EI and burnout questionnaires. Using Pearson Product-Moment Correlation, the results showed that teacher burnout was negatively correlated with EI. Moreover, Regression analysis showed that EI could be a predicator of burnout. The implications of the findings are also scrutinized.
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