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Trait emotional intelligence and leadership in a European multinational company

Siegling, AB; Nielsen, C; Petrides, KV; (2014) Trait emotional intelligence and leadership in a European multinational company. Personality and Individual Differences , 65 65 - 68. 10.1016/j.paid.2014.01.049. Green open access

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Abstract

This study examined whether trait emotional intelligence (trait EI or emotional self-efficacy) can differentiate between leaders and non-leaders (N = 96) employed by a major multinational company in Europe. Available intelligence test scores along with age, gender, and tenure were used as control variables. Trait EI, cognitive ability, and gender were significant predictors in a logistic-regression model. Further, both leaders and non-leaders scored significantly higher on trait EI compared to the standardization sample of the Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire (Petrides, 2009), though the effect size for the former (Cohen’s d = 2.80) was considerably larger than for the latter (Cohen’s d = 1.23). The results support the notion that leadership and management positions require high trait EI.

Type: Article
Title: Trait emotional intelligence and leadership in a European multinational company
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2014.01.049
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2014.01.049
Language: English
Additional information: © 2014 The Authors. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).
Keywords: Trait emotional intelligence, Leadership, Cognitive ability, Management, Group differences
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Clinical, Edu and Hlth Psychology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1421979
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