Impact of Emotional Intelligence and Occupational Stress on Clinical Anger among Faculty Members of Universities
The present study has measured the impact of emotional intelligence and occupational stress on clinical anger among university faculty members. The objectives of the present study are to (i) study relationship among emotional intelligence, occupational stress and clinical anger in faculty members of universities (ii) find out the impact of emotional intelligence and occupational stress on clinical anger (iii) find out gender differences in emotional intelligence, occupational stress and clinical anger. The sample comprised of 200 faculty members including both males (n=100), and females (n=100),with age range between 35-55 years.Only those participants were selected who held at least Masters degree. Emotional Intelligence Scale (Wong & Law, 2002), Occupational Stress Index (Belkic, 2003) and Clinical anger scale(Snell, Gum, Shuck, Mosley, & Hite, 1995) were selected to measure the emotional intelligence, occupational stress and clinical anger respectively. Correlation, regression and independent samples t-test were applied to for data analyses. Results showed significant negative relationship between emotional intelligence and clinical anger. Results also revealed significant positive relationship between occupational stress and clinical anger. Emotional intelligence and occupational stress emerged as significant predictors of clinical anger. Findings of gender differences revealed that females had more occupational stress than males. Moreover, emotional intelligence was more in females than males. Better plans, considering emotional Intelligence, occupational Stress and clinical anger could be developed to reduce stress level for the psychological, physical, emotional health and wellbeing of university faculty members.