Work Attitude, Organizational Commitment and Emotional Intelligence of Malaysian Vocational College Teachers

  • Rosnee Ahad Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
  • Mohamad Zaid Mustafa
  • Suhaimi Mohamad Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
  • Nur Hanim Saadah Abdullah Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
  • Mohd Norazmi Nordin Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
Keywords: Work attitude, organizational commitment, emotional intelligence, structural equation modelling

Abstract

Emotional intelligence plays an important role in motivating a person to commit to a job. A person’s attitude while carrying out work makes emotional intelligence directed towards good productivity in the organization. This situation is also a major issue among vocational college teachers in Malaysia. There are issues where these teachers are unable to give a firm commitment to their organization due to their work attitude and emotional intelligence. This quantitative study was conducted to explore the relationship between work attitudes, organizational commitment and emotional intelligence among vocational college teachers in Malaysia. This study involved 263 respondents consisting of vocational college teachers throughout Malaysia. Analysis with Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) approach using Analysis of Moment Structures (AMOS) software was conducted. The results of the analysis show that, there is a significant positive relationship between work attitudes, organizational commitment and emotional intelligence. Therefore, this study can be used as a guide to stakeholders in managing vocational colleges, teachers and organizations properly.

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Published
15-01-2021
How to Cite
Ahad, R., Mustafa, M. Z., Mohamad, S., Abdullah, N. H. S., & Nordin, M. N. (2021). Work Attitude, Organizational Commitment and Emotional Intelligence of Malaysian Vocational College Teachers. Journal of Technical Education and Training, 13(1), 15-21. Retrieved from https://publisher.uthm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/JTET/article/view/7898