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| Published: March 25, 2016

Social Intelligence of Secondary School Teachers with Respect to Their Gender and Age

Karanam Mahaboobvali

Research Scholar, Dept. of Education, Dravidian University, Kuppam, Andhra Pradesh Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. S. Vijaya Vardhini

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Education, Dravidian University, Kuppam, Andhra Pradesh Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.035/20160302

DOI: 10.25215/0302.035

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Social intelligence is the ability to compromise so as to understand and manage the people and engage in adaptive social situations. Though everyone needs intelligence in general and Social intelligence in particular. Especially it is essential for the Teachers to interact with the students effectively and for better understanding the students in the school environment. Hence in this context the investigators made an attempt to study the Social intelligence of Secondary school teachers. The objectives of the study are (i) to assess the social intelligence of Secondary school teachers and (ii) to find out the significance difference if any in the Social intelligence of Secondary school teachers due to variations in their Gender and Age. In this study 700 Secondary school teachers were selected from Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh by employing simple random sampling technique. In this study the researchers analyzed the Social intelligence of Secondary school teachers in relation to their Gender and Age and found that, there is no significant difference between the male and female sample in their Social intelligence. On the other hand findings revealed that, there is significance difference among the age group of Secondary school teachers in their Social intelligence in general and Patience, Cooperativeness, Confidence, Sensitivity, Recognition of Social Environment, Tactfulness and Memory dimensions of Social intelligence in specific. Findings of the study are (i) both the male and female Secondary school teachers expressed equal level of Social intelligence and (ii) significant variation exists among the age groups of the Secondary school teachers towards the Social intelligence in Toto.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.035/20160302

10.25215/0302.035

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 2, January-March, 2016