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Connections between emotional intelligence and workplace flourishing

November 14, 2018

Higher emotional intelligence is associated with workplace flourishing. Emotional intelligence is associated with perceived workplace social support and power. Social support and power mediate between emotional intelligence and workplace flourishing.

The individual difference characteristic of emotional intelligence may be a foundation for workplace flourishing. Responses from 319 working adults recruited from the United States and Australia showed that higher emotional intelligence was significantly related to better mental health, more work engagement, more satisfaction with social support in the workplace, and more perceived power in the workplace. Mediation path models indicated that more satisfaction with social support in the workplace and more perceived power in the workplace linked greater emotional intelligence to indicators of flourishing.


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