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Learning Community-An International Journal of Educational and Social Development
Year : 2014, Volume : 5, Issue : 1
First page : ( 23) Last page : ( 31)
Print ISSN : 0976-3201. Online ISSN : 2231-458X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2231-458X.2014.00467.9

Self- Efficacy and Emotional Intelligence among Creative Professionals: A Study on Gender Differences

Singh Nayanika1,*, Goel Akriti2

1Former Assistant Professor, Faculty, Dept. of Psychology, DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh

2Student, Graduation, Dept. of Psychology, DAV College, Sector-10, Chandigarh

*Corresponding author: Nayanika Singh nanikasingh@gmail.com

Online published on 11 July, 2014.

Abstract

Self-efficacy is the individuals’ assessment of their capabilities to organize and execute actions required to achieve successful levels of performance. Emotional intelligence is defined as the composite set of capabilities that enable a person to manage himself/herself and others. The present study attempted to assess the impact of gender on self-efficacy and emotional intelligence of 100 creative professionals (dancers, musicians and painters), having a minimum of 5 years professional experience. For the present study, data was divided into two groups (i.e. 50 males and 50 females) of creative professionals randomly selected from three private academies ofthe tri-city (Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula). The t-test was applied for the purpose of statistical interpretation to test the significance of difference between these two means. Results indicated that males were found to be higher on the dimension of emotional intelligence than female creative professionals. However, no significant difference was found among male and female creative professionals on the dimension of self- efficacy. Further research however, is needed to comprehend the same.

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Keywords

Self-Efficacy, Emotional intelligence, Gender, Creative Professionals.

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