Adversity and emotional quotients of public elementary school heads amidst the COVID-19
Edward Castro Jimenez 1
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1 Schools Division of City of Meycauayan, Philippines


This study aimed to identify the relationship of adversity quotient and emotional quotient amongst public elementary school heads. The study employed a descriptive-correlation research design with the online survey as primary data collection tool. The respondents came from the 25 elementary schools in a Schools Division Office in Central Luzon. 25 elementary school heads participated in the online survey using universal sampling technique. Adapted questionnaires were used to gather data. For the statistical treatment of the study, mean was used for the responses of the school heads; for the relationship, the study used Pearson-r. This paper concluded that the school heads’ Adversity Quotient (AQ) score falls within “above average,” which indicates above normal capacity for challenges, difficulties, setbacks, and demands. In terms of emotional quotient, all factors involved in emotional intelligence like self-awareness, managing emotions, motivating oneself, empathy, and social skill all “apply” to school heads. In addition, there exists a significant relationship between adversity quotient and emotional quotient of public elementary school heads.  Based on the aforementioned results, the researcher provided some important recommendations for the study.



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