An Exploration of the Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence and Job Performance in Police Organizations

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The aim of the current study is to explore the relationship between emotional intelligence and job performance in a sample of 310 police officers. The results show significant correlations between EI levels and police job performance. After controlling for general mental abilities and personality traits, EI has been found to explain additional incremental variance in predicting police job performance. Applied implications of the findings for police organizations are discussed.

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Al Ali, O.E., Garner, I. & Magadley, W. An Exploration of the Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence and Job Performance in Police Organizations. J Police Crim Psych 27, 1–8 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11896-011-9088-9

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Keywords

  • Emotional intelligence
  • Police
  • Job performance
  • UAE