2005．第20卷第2期（Vol. 20 No. 2）．pp. 207220
Teaching Attitudes, Emotional Intelligence and Creativity of School Teachers in Singapore
Aik-Kwang NG & Karen Kar-Lin HOR
This study investigates the relationship between teaching attitudes, emotional intelligence and creativity in a group of school teachers in Singapore. It was predicted that liberal-democratic teachers were more creative and emotionally intelligent compared to conservative-autocratic teachers. A total of 204 trainee and primary school teachers were asked to complete a survey which contained the following scales: Teachers' Attitudes Towards Students (TATS) to measure the two teaching attitudes; Trait Meta-Mood Scale (TMMS) to measure emotional intelligence; and What Kind Of Person Are You (WKOPAY) to measure creativity. Liberal-democratic attitude was positively correlated with emotional intelligence: r = .15, p < .05; whereas conservative-autocratic attitude was negatively correlated with emotional intelligence: r = .14, p < .05. In a similar vein, liberal-democratic attitude was positively correlated with creativity: r = .16, p < .05; whereas conservative-autocratic attitude was negatively correlated with creativity: r = .24, p < .001.
Keywords: teaching attitude; emotional intelligence; creativity