Document Type : Research Paper


Zabol University, İran


This study explored the relationship between emotional intelligence (EI) and self-efficacy in 71 Iranian EFL teachers in private language institutes. The participants’ EI and self-efficacy were rated through questionnaires. They were also administered a demographic sheet. The findings revealed that EFL teachers’ EI was significantly and positively correlated with their self-efficacy, and it could also account for a considerable amount of variance in teachers’ self-efficacy. Another line of the results showed significant differences in the teachers’ EI and self-efficacy with respect to the demographics- marital status and years of teaching experience. Implications are discussed


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