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.
|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|
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