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ERIC Number: EJ809444
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1934-6875
The Relationship of Emotional Competencies to Transformational Leadership: Using a Corporate Model to Assess the Dispositions of Educational Leaders
Hackett, Paul T.; Hortman, J. William
Journal of Educational Research & Policy Studies, v8 n1 p92-111 Spr 2008
The work of Goleman (1998) in the area of Emotional Intelligence offers promise for the assessment and evaluation of leader behaviors not related to a technical skill set such as those related to finance, data analysis, curriculum alignment, law or strategic planning. Researchers at a West Central Georgia University initiated a project that examined the relationship between transformational leadership behaviors as articulated by Avolio and Bass (2004) and emotional competencies that have emerged from the work of Goleman (1998) and Boyatzis, Goleman and Rhee (2004). In this study, researchers administered the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire developed by Avolio and Bass (2004) and the Emotional Competencies Inventory-University Edition (ECI-U) based on the work of Boyatzis, Goleman and Rhee (2004) to 46 assistant principals from a southern urban school system. The resulting relationships between transformational leadership behaviors and emotional competencies are reported in this article along with recommendations for future study and ramifications for training educational leaders. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire