The Effect of Emotional Intelligence Levels on Leadership: An Application in the Energy Sector
Multidimensional Strategic Outlook on Global Competitive Energy Economics and Finance
ISBN: 978-1-80117-899-0, eISBN: 978-1-80117-898-3
Publication date: 18 February 2022
It is seen that emotional intelligence, which is the subject of research in many disciplines, especially psychology and social sciences, is one of the prominent concepts. Emotional intelligence has become a sought-after feature especially for today's leaders. It is possible to say that emotional intelligence is an important feature for leaders in the energy sector as well as for leaders in other fields. This study aims to determine how and to what extent emotional intelligence has an effect on leadership characteristics in today's conditions where the need for leadership is increasing. In this study, it is aimed to reveal the effects of emotional intelligence levels of managers in the energy sector on leadership. For this purpose, hypotheses have been developed, and a research has been conducted on managerial employees in an enterprise operating in the energy sector in order to test the hypotheses. In the study, the effects of emotional intelligence dimensions such as optimism, use of emotions, and evaluation of emotions on leadership were measured by analyzing the data obtained as a result of the questionnaire application. SPSS package program was used for statistical analysis of the data. According to the results of the research, it was determined that effective leadership increased as optimism/mood regulation increased. Similarly, as the evaluation of emotions increased, effective leadership increased.
Vardarlıer, P. and Al, M. (2022), "The Effect of Emotional Intelligence Levels on Leadership: An Application in the Energy Sector", Dinçer, H. and Yüksel, S. (Ed.) Multidimensional Strategic Outlook on Global Competitive Energy Economics and Finance, Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 55-67. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-80117-898-320221007
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