Unity of Affect and Intellect for Future Teachers’ Education Sustainable Development

By Svetlana Guseva, Valerijs Dombrovskis and Sergejs Capulis.

Published by The International Journal of Learning in Higher Education

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The focus of this study is the relationship between the levels of intellectual development (IQ) and emotional intelligence (EI), Extraversion-Introversion and Neuroticism-Stability (Emotional Stability-Instability) of the students of the teacher training programs. In our view, the levels of IQ and EI development, as well as Introversion-Extroversion and Emotional Stability-Instability levels are the necessary characteristics for teachers in sustainable education. The following methodologies were used in this study: Cattell’s Culture-fair Intelligence Test (CFIT-III), Ryback’s Emotional Quotient Executive Survey (EQES) and Eysenck’s Personality Inventory (EPI).Strong links between the levels of IQ and EI among the teacher training programs students were observed. Correlation between IQ and Extraversion-Introversion levels was not substantial. However, there is a substantial link between EI and Emotional Stability-Instability levels. We suggest that EI is connected to the levels of Extraversion-Introversion of the student. High EI level was observed among the emotionally stable extraverts, whereas emotionally unstable introverts had lower IQ and EI. In sustainable education, EI level development is necessary for students in the teacher training programs for their professional teaching competence advancement

Keywords: Emotional Intelligence, Future Teacher, Intelligence, Sustainable Development

The International Journal of Learning in Higher Education, Volume 22, Issue 2, June 2015, pp.29-35. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 685.197KB).

Dr. Svetlana Guseva

Docent, Department of Pedagogy and Educational Psychology, Daugavpils University, Daugavpils, Latvia

Dr. Valerijs Dombrovskis

Docent, The Department of Pedagogy and Educational Psychology, Daugavpils University, Daugavpils, Latvia

Dr. Sergejs Capulis

Docent, Department of Sports, Daugavpils University, Daugavpils, Latvia