The relationship between emotional intelligence and leadership practices of human services adminstrators

by Dillon, Nina E., Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2013, 120 pages; 3602838


This study examined the relationship between emotional intelligence as measured by the Trait Meta Mood Scale and effective leadership practices as measured by the Leadership Practices Inventory-Self among human service administrators. The purpose of the study was to identify relationships between meta-mood experiences associated with EI and the five effective leadership practices identified by the LPI-Self. EI includes sensitivity to affective experiences leading to emotional regulation skills. EI has been shown to correlate with effective leadership practices across a full range of leadership styles. Quantitative methodology using survey administration to human service administrators in social and community service settings was employed. Correlational research design addressed the relationship among Trait Meta Mood Scales’ variables of Clarity of Feelings, Attention to Feelings, and Mood Repair and the five leadership practices identified by the LPI-Self. Path analysis examined the impact of years of professional experience and position title on the relationship. Clarity of Feelings and Mood Repair were identified as statistically significant predictors of effective leadership practices. Professional title and years of experience also significantly impacted the relationship of Inspiring a Shared Vision.

AdviserJulia Moore
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsSocial research; Mental health; Management
Publication Number3602838

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