To determine the mental health of prospective teachers when differentiated on the basis of gender, stream and social category. • To study the emotional competence of prospective teachers when categorized on the basis of gender, stream and social categoryThere is no significant difference in the mental health and emotional competence of prospective teachers when differentiated on the basis of gender. There is no significant difference in the mental health and emotional competence.
To conduct the present study, the researcher surveyed the 14 selected educational institutions and collected the sample of 1000 prospective teachers out of about 4500 prospective teachers in Himachal Pradesh.Mental Health Inventory (MHI) by Dr. Jagdish and Dr. A. K. Srivastava, Reliability of Overall Mental Health is 0.73 & validity is 0.54. Scale of Emotional Competencies (EC-Scale) [H. C. Sharma and R. Bhardwaj] Reliability of EC Scale is 0.76 and the scale is valid.
Normative Descriptive Study The Survey method was used.For analysis and interpretation of the obtained data ‘Analysis of Variance’, 2 × 2 × 2 factorial design was used by the investigator.
Male and female prospective teachers of science and arts streams belonging to open and reserved categories differ significantly in their ‘Positive Self–Evaluation’ component of Mental Health. Further, significant double interaction effects were ob
To increase the mental health and emotional competence of male and female prospective teachers to the highest level positive assistance, counseling for their productive study and for meeting various career challenges to make excellent teachers should be p
Keyword(s): Teacher Education, Pre-service Teacher Education, In-service Teacher Education