Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The relationship between person -organization fit and emotional intelligence
by Bates, Cheryl Renee, D.M., University of Phoenix, 2009, 205; 3353756
Abstract (Summary)

The relationship between person-organization fit (P-O fit) and emotional intelligence (EI) was investigated using a quantitative research method and correlational design. Eighty-nine human resource professionals from a myriad of disciplines, employment levels, and industries participated. Quantitative measurements occurred using the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT™) for EI and Cable and DeRue’s Three-Item Person-Organization Fit Scale. Pearson’s correlation coefficients were performed to determine and analyze the relationship between P-O fit and EI. Even though a positive correlation was found between participant P-O fit and EI scores (r = .18, p = .10), the relationship was not statistically significant (p >.05). The study’s findings led to the conclusion that because a statistically significant relationship does not exist between P-O fit and EI, leaders should exercise caution when using EI skill level as a determinant of P-O fit.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Deaton, Ann V.
School: University of Phoenix
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-A 70/04, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Management, Occupational psychology
Keywords: Emotional intelligence, Emotions, Hiring, Intelligence, Person-organization fit, Values congruence
Publication Number: 3353756
ISBN: 978-1-109-10469-1
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