International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Emotional Intelligence and Personality Traits among University Teachers: Relationship and Gender Differences
Mohsin Atta, Muhammad Ather, Dr Maher Bano

The aim of the current study was to examine relationship pattern between personality traits and emotional intelligence (EI), besides exploring the gender differences. Sample of the study was comprised 163 university teachers. Wong and Law Emotional Intelligence Scale (2002) and NEO-Five Factor Inventory (NEO-FFI) developed by Costa & McCrae (1992) were used to measure EI and personality traits accordingly. Correlational analysis showed that EI was positively correlated with extraversion, conscientiousness, openness to experience and agreeableness, and negatively with neuroticism. t-test analysis demonstrated that there were no gender differences in EI, openness to experience and agreeableness, whereas significant gender differences were demonstrated on extraversion, conscientiousness and neuroticism.

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