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RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AND EFFECTIVENESS OF LEADER ROLE: A DYADIC STUDY IN FOUR COUNTRIES

M. Afzalur Rahim (Center for Advanced Studies in Management Correspondence concerning this paper should be addressed to M. Afzalur Rahim, Center for Advanced Studies in Management, 1574 Mallory Court, Bowling Green, KY 42103. (mgt2000@aol.com))
Clement Psenicka (Youngstown State University)

International Journal of Organizational Analysis

ISSN: 1934-8835

Article publication date: 1 April 2005

Abstract

This study investigated the relationships of emotional intelligence—empathy and social skills—of supervisors to the effectiveness of their leader role. Questionnaire data on emotional intelligence were collected in four countries (U.S., Greece, China, and Bangladesh, N = 1,184 dyads) from employed MBA students (observers), but the data on the effectiveness of leader role were collected from the colleagues of MBA students who had the same supervisor. Responses from each dyad were matched. Data analysis showed that empathy was a mediator of the relationship between social skills and the effectiveness of leader role in the U.S., Greece, and Bangladesh, but not in China. Implications for management, directions for future research, and limitations of the study are discussed.

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Afzalur Rahim, M. and Psenicka, C. (2005), "RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AND EFFECTIVENESS OF LEADER ROLE: A DYADIC STUDY IN FOUR COUNTRIES", International Journal of Organizational Analysis, Vol. 13 No. 4, pp. 327-342. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb029010

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