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A Structural Equation Modeling of the Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence, Burnout and Translation Competence of Experienced Translators

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DOI: 10.23977/trance.2022.040104 | Downloads: 3 | Views: 121

Author(s)

Hamed Ghaemi 1, Mona Bayati 2

Affiliation(s)

1 Bahar Institute of Higher Education, Mashhad, Iran
2 Department of English, Azad University, Iran

Corresponding Author

Hamed Ghaemi

ABSTRACT

The Present study examined the relationship between Emotional Intelligence (EI), Burn out (BO) and Translation Competence (TC) of 34 Iranian Experienced translators using Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). In the first phase, non–modeling approach, the research questions were explored through traditional correlation and regression analyses. The findings of this part showed that emotional intelligence had a statistically significant relationship with translation competence. However, the relationship between translators’ burnout and translation competence was not statistically significant. In the second phase, modeling approach was employed to examine the relationship between EI, BO and TC through structural equation modeling. Having analyzed the data through LISREL, the researchers found a significant relationship between EI and TC, confirming the findings of the first phase. The results reflected that emotional intelligence is a significant predictor of the participants' translation competence. On the contrary, burnout was not making a significant contribution to the prediction of translation competence of experienced translators. The findings depicted that as the translators’ translation competence increases, the probability of burn out decreases. Structural equation modeling approach to this study has brought about the same results, confirming the results of the first part of study. Translator trainers can foster emotional intelligence among their trainees to get better learning outcomes.

KEYWORDS

Emotional Intelligence, Translation Competence, Burnout, Structural equation Modeling, LISREL, Translation Studies translators

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Hamed Ghaemi, Mona Bayati, A Structural Equation Modeling of the Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence, Burnout and Translation Competence of Experienced Translators. Transactions on Comparative Education (2022) Vol. 4: 30-42. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.23977/trance.2022.040104.

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