The effects of emotional intelligence on job performance and life satisfaction for the research and development scientists in China

Kenneth S. Law, Chi-Sum Wong*, Guo-Hua Huang, Xiaoxuan Li

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    Abstract

    To demonstrate the utility of the emotional intelligence (EI) construct in organizational studies, this study focuses on the effect of EI on job performance among research and development scientists in China. We argue that EI is a significant predictor of job performance beyond the effect of the General Mental Ability (GMA) battery on performance. This predictor effect is supported by results on a study of research and development scientists working for a large computer company in China. Our results also show that a self-reported EI scale developed for Chinese respondents, the WLEIS, is a better predictor of job performance than the scale developed in the U.S., the MSCEIT. Implications of the findings are discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)51-69
    Number of pages19
    JournalAsia Pacific Journal of Management
    Volume25
    Issue number1
    Early online date17 Aug 2007
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008

    Scopus Subject Areas

    • Business and International Management
    • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)
    • Strategy and Management

    User-Defined Keywords

    • Emotional intelligence
    • Job performance
    • MSCEIT
    • WLEIS

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