College of Arts and Sciences
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Leaders are an essential element of the business world. While good leaders can provide many benefits for an organization, unsuccessful leaders can be detrimental. The notion that emotional intelligence plays a part in whether a leader is effective or not effective has recently been introduced. This study sought to unify the literature evaluating the possible link between emotional intelligence and leadership effectiveness. Meta- analytic techniques were used to analyze this relationship. Results revealed that overall, there is a positive relationship between emotional intelligence and leadership effectiveness. Also, while the type of emotional intelligence measure used served as a moderator to this relationship, a second and third meta-analysis supported the overall positive relationship of emotional intelligence and leadership effectiveness.
M. S.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Science.
Emotional intelligence; Executive ability; Leadership.
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
iii, 24 leaves
Farrar, Ashleigh D., "The role of emotional intelligence in leadership effectiveness: a meta-analysis" (2009). Masters Theses and Doctoral Dissertations.