Correlative Study of Emotional Intelligence and Librarians’ Productivity in Universities in Cross River State: Implications for Counseling

Prof. Ruth Simon Bassey and Mfon Eyo, Ph.D


This study adopted a correlational design to investigate relationship between emotional intelligence and librarians’ productivity in the two public universities in Cross River State, Nigeria. The study was guided by two research questions and hypotheses; and used the entire population of all the 64 librarians in these two universities as the sample. Two instruments were used. These included an adapted standardized short form of Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire (TEIQue-SF) for measuring emotional intelligence and researchers-developed Librarians’ Productivity Questionnaire (LPQ) for measuring the productivity of librarians. The reliability was established as 0.74 and 0.77 for TEIQue-SF and LPQ respectively. The generated data was collated and analysed using mean, standard deviation, t-test and Pearson Product Moment Correlation. Findings of the study indicate that there is moderate but significant relationship between emotional intelligence and productivity of librarians; and that there is a significant difference between the productivity of librarians with high emotional intelligence and those with low emotional intelligence. The study therefore made recommendations to the stakeholders, including librarians, counsellors and university administrators, relying on the findings of the study.

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