This study examined the extent of the relationships among a manager's attachment orientation, the manager's emotional-social intelligence, and the organizational climate of the manager's work group, as perceived by the group's members. Participants were 37 working managers and 209 direct reports. This study used four instruments to assess the three primary variables, and included (a) the Bartholomew and Horowitz (1991) five-item attachment orientation survey, (b) the Experiences in Close Relationships—Revised (ECR-R) self report, (c) the Bar-On Emotional Quotient Inventory: Short (EQi:S™), and (d) the Organizational Climate Exercise II (OCE II). Each manager completed the two attachment orientation surveys, the Bar-On EQi:S, and the OCE II. At least three direct reports to each participating manager also completed the OCE II. Data were collected via online surveys, and examined using Pearson's Product Moment Correlations. No statistically significant correlations were found between managers' attachment orientation and organization climate ratings, attachment orientation and emotional intelligence, nor between emotional intelligence and climate ratings. Although the correlations among the primary variables examined were not statistically significant, there were significant correlations between some of the subscales of these variables. An ad hoc series of hierarchical regression analyses performed using these subscale variables indicated a layered relationship among them.
|School:||Alliant International University, San Francisco Bay|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||DAI-B 72/01, Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Occupational psychology, Personality psychology, Labor relations|
|Keywords:||Attachment orientation, Direct reports, Emotional intelligence, Managers, Organizational climate|
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