Educational Research Journal



Teaching Attitudes, Emotional Intelligence and Creativity of School Teachers in Singapore

2005.第20卷第2期(Vol. 20 No. 2).pp. 207–220
 

Teaching Attitudes, Emotional Intelligence and Creativity of School Teachers in Singapore

Aik-Kwang NG & Karen Kar-Lin HOR

Abstract

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

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