n Gender and Behaviour - Predicting job satisfaction of married female employees : the role of age and emotional intelligence

Volume 11, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1596-9231



Although job satisfaction has enjoyed robust research attention, there still remains a gap in literature regarding the link between emotions and job satisfaction. The present study extended prior job satisfaction literature by investigating how emotional intelligence is related to job satisfaction of married female employees. Respondents consisted of 258 female employees purposively selected for the study. All participants in the study were married. Questionnaire containing standardized scales that measured emotional intelligence and job satisfaction was administered on participants after obtaining their consent. Their ages ranged from 21-59 years with a mean age of 36.55 years and standard deviation of 9.91years. Job position distribution showed that there were 90 junior level staff, 109 senior level staff and 58 management level staff. The least organizational tenure was 3 years. Hypotheses were generated on the basis of the emotional intelligence and job satisfaction literatures. Result showed significant difference in job satisfaction of participants. Specifically, participants with higher emotional intelligence had higher level of job satisfaction than those with lower emotional intelligence, (p<.01). Also, there was significant negative relationship between age and job satisfaction (<.05). Emotional intelligence training that encompasses emotional awareness, regulation, appraisal etc to empower married female employees was recommended.

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