Impact of Need Satisfaction with Special Reference to Co-Curricular Activities on Emotional Intelligence of Teachers at Higher Level Education in Islamabad
The study was designed to assess the impact of “need satisfaction with special reference to co curricular activities” on the “emotional intelligence” of the teachers serving in the universities of Islamabad. The research was extended to sketch a comparison on the foundation of gender, qualification and experience also. Population of the research was based on all the faculty members (11,092) serving in the universities of Islamabad. The sample was consisted of 300 faculty members. Two questionnaires were used as data collection tool. One was developed by the researcher to assess the “need satisfaction with special reference to co curricular activities” of the employees. It was based on 30 items. The other was „trait emotional intelligence questionnaire‟ that was developed by Petrides & Furnham (2006). It was also based on 30 items. The data revealed that the “need satisfaction with special reference to co curricular activities” had no significant impact on the emotional intelligence of the employees. Significant difference was found between male and female employees‟ need satisfaction but there was no significant difference in emotional intelligence. No significant difference was found among need satisfaction and emotional intelligence on the basis of educational qualification and experience as well. Thus it was recommended that the programmes related to co curricular activities may be carefully planned. There may be the need of proper planning and revision of policy in this regard by the universities.