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ERIC Number: EJ1086701
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-2046-9012
Emotional Intelligence Research within Human Resource Development Scholarship
Farnia, Forouzan; Nafukho, Fredrick Muyia
European Journal of Training and Development, v40 n2 p90-110 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to review and synthesize pertinent emotional intelligence (EI) research within the human resource development (HRD) scholarship. Design/methodology/approach: An integrative review of literature was conducted and multiple electronic databases were searched to find the relevant resources. Using the content analysis technique, the literature was reviewed and thematically organized. Findings: Seven major themes emerged through the process of content analysis on the body of the reviewed literature. The themes which described the presence of EI-related research within the field of HRD, included: Conceptual connections between EI and HRD; various aspects of EI training and development; the strengths and weaknesses of different EI measurement tools; EI profiles of individuals across various careers; the influence of context in the interpretation of EI; the role of EI in productive interpersonal interactions; and, finally, the impact of EI in leadership development and performance. Research limitations/implications: The search for this review was limited to peer-reviewed published EI-related articles which contained the keywords "human resource development" or "HRD". While the field of HRD encompasses a wide variety of areas, this study has the limitation of excluding other relevant articles that did not contain the key terms. Originality/value: The originality of this study lies in its focus on EI and developing human resources. It argues that EI is a legitimate organization development intervention that can be effectively utilized to improve performance at individual, group, process and organizational levels.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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