ERIC Number: EJ1135118
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
The Emotional Intelligence of Leaders as Antecedent to Leader-Member Exchanges: A Field Study
Barbuto, John E., Jr.; Bugenhagen, Marilyn J.
Journal of Leadership Education, v8 n2 p135-146 Fall 2009
Eighty elected leaders and 388 followers were sampled to test the relationships between leaders' emotional intelligence and the quality of leader-member exchange. Results of the field study found a significant relationship between leaders' emotional intelligence (total) and leader-member exchange quality. Specific subscales of emotional intelligence were also predictive of leader-member exchange theory. Leaders' empathetic response and interpersonal skills each correlated with leader-member exchange. Implications and directions for research are discussed.
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Empathy, Correlation, Leadership Styles, Interpersonal Communication, Social Theories, Prediction, Interpersonal Competence, Leadership Training, Leadership, Group Membership, Professional Development, Professional Associations, Workshops, Metacognition, Statistical Analysis, Meta Analysis, Likert Scales
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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