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The relationship between emotional intelligence and self-actualisation

Show simple item record Barnard, Antoni Herbst, Roche 2014-08-04T11:23:29Z 2014-08-04T11:23:29Z 2005
dc.identifier.citation Barnard, H.A. & Herbst, R. (2005). The relationship between emotional intelligence and Self actualisation. South African Journal of Labour Relations. 29(3). en
dc.identifier.issn 03798410
dc.description.abstract There is a wide variety of psychological wellness constructs and correlation studies may promote a clear and valid understanding of them. The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between two wellness constructs, emotional intelligence and self-actualisation. <br>The sample consisted of 71 employees from the South African mining industry. Participants were assessed using the BarOn Emotional Quotient Inventory (BarOn EQ-i) to measure emotional intelligence and the Personal Orientation Inventory (POI) to measure self-actualisation. Participants also completed a biographical questionnaire. <br>Pearson 's product moment correlation coefficients between the five composite scales on the BarOn EQ-i and the 12 POI scales led to rejection of the alternative hypothesis. The research hypothesis was partially substantiated by the results, which show a significant statistical relationship between some emotional intelligence factors and some self- actualisation factors. Predominantly positive correlations emerged between adaptability and intrapersonal behaviour, as an integral part of an individual 's emotional intelligence with most areas of self-actualisation. Major limitations of the study relate to the construct validity of the POI and the fact that the small sample size negatively affects the generalisability of the results. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title The relationship between emotional intelligence and self-actualisation en
dc.type Article en
dc.description.department Industrial and Organisational Psychology en

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