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ERIC Number: EJ1145621
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0032-0684
Emotionally Intelligent Leadership: An Analysis of Targeted Interventions for Aspiring School Leaders in Texas
Kearney, W. Sean; Kelsey, Cheryl; Sinkfield, Carolin
Planning and Changing, v45 n1-2 p31-47 2014
This study measures the impact of targeted interventions on the emotional intelligence of aspiring principals. The interventions utilized were designed by Nelson and Low (2011) to increase emotionally intelligent leadership skills in the following six areas: social awareness/active listening; anxiety management; decision making; appropriate use of assertive behaviors; time management; and commitment ethic. Data were collected from 31 students enrolled in a leadership preparation program at a public university in Texas. Utilizing a pre-test/post-test design, analyses of covariance were employed to measure the impact of targeted interventions on emotional intelligence scores as measured by the Emotional Skills Assessment Process (Nelson & Low, 2011). The results of these analyses indicate that the interventions employed for social awareness and time management resulted in a statistically significant gain for students who received the intervention as compared with those in the control group. Implications are discussed.
Department of Educational Administration and Foundations. College of Education, Illinois State University, Campus Box 5900, Normal, IL 61790-5900. Tel: 309-438-2399; Fax: 309-438-8683; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
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