International Online Journal of Primary Education (IOJPE) , vol.9, no.1, pp.63-72, 2020 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)
This study examined the structural relationship between teachers’ career adaptability, emotional intelligence, striving for
goals, and setting life goals. We hypothesized that emotional intelligence would predict career adaptability, and that this
relationship would be mediated by striving for goals and setting life goals. A cross-sectional survey was conducted among
263 teachers, whose ages ranged from 21 to 69, with SEM and bootstrapping procedures employed. The results indicated
that teachers’ striving for goals and setting life goals directly predicted their career adaptability and fully mediated the effect
of emotional intelligence on career adaptability. We address the possible explanations and study limitations.