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The relationship between leadership behaviour, outcomes of leadership and emotional intelligence

C Coetzee, P Schaap
SA Journal of Industrial Psychology | Vol 31, No 3 | a207 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajip.v31i3.207 | © 2005 C Coetzee, P Schaap | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 29 October 2005 | Published: 29 October 2005

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C Coetzee, University of Pretoria, South Africa
P Schaap, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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Abstract

The aim of the study was to explore relationship between leadership behaviour, the outcomes of leadership and the emotional intelligence of managers. The “Multifactor Emotional Intelligence Scale�? and the "Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire" were applied to a convenience sample of 100 managers working for various companies in South Africa. The study yielded significant correlations between managers’ level of emotional intelligence, leadership behaviour and the outcomes of leadership.

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Die doel van die studie was om die verband tussen die leierskapsgedrag, uitkoms van leierskap en die emosionele intelligensie van bestuurders te ondersoek. Die “Multifactor Emotional Intelligence Scale�? en die “Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire�? is op ’n gerieflikheidsteekproef van 100 bestuurders wat in verskeie organisasies in Suid-Afrika werksaam is, toegepas. Die resultate dui op ’n beduidende korrelasie tussen die vlak van emosionele intelligensie, leierskapsgedrag en die uitkoms van leierskap van bestuurders.

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Leadership behaviour; Outcomes of leadership; Emotional intelligence

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