Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Relationship between a Leader's Self-Perceived Level of Emotional Intelligence and Organizational Climate, as Perceived by Organizational Members
by Abdulkarim, Randa M., Ed.D., Grand Canyon University, 2013, 168; 3587854
Abstract (Summary)

Emotional intelligence, which involves competencies that can help leaders deal more effectively with organizational members and foster a healthy organizational climate, has become increasingly more popular and debated in recent years. The purpose of this quantitative, correlational study was to determine whether a relationship existed between a leader's self-perceived level of emotional intelligence and the overall organizational climate, as perceived by organizational members in a nonprofit setting. The research question focused on whether a leader's level of emotional intelligence correlated with a healthy organizational climate. The Emotional Intelligence Quotient Inventory (EQ-I) was administered to 29 leaders from various nonprofit organizations from the United States and the Palestinian territories. The Organizational Climate Questionnaire (OCQ) was administered to 96 organizational members to determine organizational climate. Data obtained from the aforementioned instruments were analyzed using Pearson correlations and multiple regressions. The study revealed no significant relationship between the emotional intelligence of leaders and organizational climate as perceived by organizational members. The results of the study indicate that individuals working in nonprofit organizations are perhaps influenced and/or motivated differently than individuals working in for-profit organizations.

Keywords: emotional intelligence; organizational climate

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Jazzar, Michael
Commitee: D'Urso, Patricia, Maul, June
School: Grand Canyon University
Department: College of Doctoral Studies
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-A 74/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Management, Organizational behavior
Keywords: Emotional intelligence, Nonprofit organizations, Organizational climate
Publication Number: 3587854
ISBN: 978-1-303-25581-6
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