Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Emotional intelligence and critical thinking relationships to transformational leadership
by Piel, Michael A., D.M., University of Phoenix, 2008, 223; 3313180
Abstract (Summary)

The relationships between emotional intelligence, critical thinking, and transformational leadership were investigated. A total of 82 Project Management Professionals (PMP®) leaders and 352 raters from across North America participated. Quantitative measurement occurred through the Emotional and Social Competency Inventory (ESCI 3.0) (Wolff, 2006) for emotional intelligence, the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal—Short Form (WGCTA-SF) (Watson & Glaser, 2006) for critical thinking, and the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ-5X) (Avolio & Bass, 2004) for transformational leadership. Statistically significant positive correlations between emotional intelligence and transformational leadership were shown. While emotional intelligence was highly correlated with transformation leadership, critical thinking was not. There was not a strong predictive linear model for transformational leadership qualities involving the interaction of critical thinking and emotional intelligence. Relationship management might be a predictor to transformational leadership. Organizations might increase occurrences of transformational leadership by improving the relationship management skills of their leaders or leader candidates.

Indexing (document details)
School: University of Phoenix
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-A 69/05, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Management, Occupational psychology
Keywords: Critical thinking, Emotional intelligence, Organizational development, Project management, Quantitative research, Transformational leadership
Publication Number: 3313180
ISBN: 978-0-549-64451-4
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