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*, Guohua Emily 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
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 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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