Emotional Intelligence and Self Efficacy as Correlates of Career Commitment in Nigeria

  • GO Akpochafo


The purpose of this study was to examine whether emotional Intelligence and
self efficacy can serve as correlates of career commitment. The sample
consists of 180 secondary school teachers. (Male = 115, female = 65)
randomly selected from Delta State in Nigeria. Four Hypotheses were
formulated for the study. The study sample responded to three standardized
instruments namely Emotional Intelligence Scale, General Perceived Self
Efficacy Scale and Career Commitment Scale. Data collected were analyzed
using Pearson Product Moment correlation and multiple regressions. The
results indicated that emotional intelligence and self efficacy were not
correlates of career commitment but teaching experience was related. The
implications of these findings for the enhancement of emotional intelligence
and self efficacy among the sample were discussed. It was suggested that
emotional intelligence and self efficacy of teachers should be provided with
good working conditions. Moreover, since teaching experience was related to
career commitment new entrants to the profession should be motivated to get

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