Management strategies for developing teachers’ emotional competency

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This paper aims to explore teachers’ emotional competency skills and discusses effective strategies for developing these skills to promote an emotionally intelligent school. This study adopts Bar-On’s (1997) theoretical framework to conceptualise emotional competency into developable multifactorial skills and applies his Emotional Quotient Inventory (1997) to collect data from teachers in 40 aided secondary schools in Hong Kong. A total of 958 teachers participated in this questionnaire survey. A six-factor emotional competency model was explored by using a structural equation model. Strategies for developing an emotionally intelligent workplace are recommended to school administrators for promoting an emotionally intelligent school. Copyright © 2013 Inderscience Publishers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393-405
JournalInternational Journal of Management in Education
Issue number4
Early online dateNov 2012
Publication statusPublished - 2013


Cheng, E. C. K. (2013). Management strategies for developing teachers’ emotional competency. International Journal of Management in Education, 7(4), 393-405.


  • Hong Kong
  • SEM
  • Structural equation modelling
  • School administrators
  • Education management
  • Teachers
  • Emotional competency
  • Emotionally intelligent workplaces
  • Schools
  • Reuven Bar-On
  • Developable skills
  • Multifactorial skills
  • Emotional quotient inventory
  • Secondary schools
  • Management strategies
  • Teacher competency


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