Gopal M, D. H. Jagadeesh


The present study reports the extent of relationship between social intelligence and burn out among teacher educators working in University of Mysore and Bangalore University.  A total of 400 teacher educators working in urban and rural areas were selected for the present study.  They were administered Social intelligence test (Chadha, 2015) and Burn out Inventory (Misra, 2012) in one setting.  The data analysis was done through Pearson’s product moment correlation and stepwise multiple regression. Results revealed significant and negative relationships correlation coefficients were observed between burnout and patience, Cooperativeness, confidence, sensitivity, tactfulness, memory and total social intelligence were found to be significant and negative. Two dimensions of the social intelligence- recognition of social environment and sense of humour were not significantly related to burnout scores.  Finally stepwise multiple regression analysis revealed that out of 8 dimensions of social intelligence, only 2 dimensions best predicted burnout; they are confidence and sensitivity and predicted to an extent of 2.7%.

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