This study examined the predictive relationship between emotional intelligence and transformational leadership style. The researchers also wanted to determine gender differences in the relationship between emotional intelligence and transformational leadership style, as well as the gender differences in the emotional intelligence scores and transformational leadership style of managers. A significant predictive relationship (p < .05) was found between transformational leadership style and emotional intelligence. No significant interaction (p < .05) was found between gender and emotional intelligence while predicting transformational leadership style. A significant difference (p < .05) was found in the emotional intelligence of scores of male and female managers. Lastly, no significant difference (p > .05) was found in the transformational leadership scores of male and female managers.
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Mandell, B., Pherwani, S. Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence and Transformational Leadership Style: A Gender Comparison. Journal of Business and Psychology 17, 387–404 (2003). https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1022816409059
- emotional intelligence
- leadership style, gender