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JCR. 2020; 7(13): 4355-4368


TEACHING COMPETENCY OF STUDENT TEACHERS IN RELATION TO THEIR EMOTIONAL MATURITY

J. Sheela, Dr. K.K. Rajendran.

Abstract
Education is a character building process, which enhances one‟s personality and makes one rational, capable, responsive and intelligently dependent. One of the main aims of education is to produce good teachers and students. The teachers help the students to acquire not only the right knowledge, but also values, attitudes, habits and skills that are necessary to cope with the world of tomorrow. Teaching competency is complex and many sided, demanding a variety of human traits and abilities. It identifies a single level of proficiency or a range of levels determined through theoretical or empirical process at which a teacher must perform. Similarly, the awareness of one‟s emotional maturity in terms of emotional quotient has wide educational and social implication for the welfare of the individual and society. Emotionally matured teachers have the ability to marshal their emotional impulses; they develop adequate self awareness to know what they are feeling and are able to think about and express those things. Emotionally matured teacher has always been a key person of the success of every student‟s life. In fact, emotional maturity enriches the power of one‟s teaching competency as emotional maturity is one of the important aspects of teaching competency. The present scenario necessitates the teachers with emotionally maturity, which helps them to increase their teaching competency.
The main objective of the present study is to find out the relationship between teaching competency and emotional maturity of student teachers. The population of the present study consisted of student teachers of B.Ed. colleges in Kanyakumari District of Tamil Nadu, India. The investigator adopted survey method of research to study the relationship between the variables and used stratified random sampling technique for collecting the required data. The sample for the present study consisted of 300 student teachers (both men and women) from eight colleges of education. Teaching Competency Scale developed and validated by Baskar (2012) and Emotional Maturity Scale developed and validated by Roma Pal (2010) were used for collecting the required data from the population. The data were analyzed by t‟ test and Karl Pearson‟s product moment correlation test. The major findings revealed that there was significant positive relationship between teaching competency and emotional maturity of student teachers.



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