Emotional Intelligence and Decision Making Styles among Managers

Author: Nazish Shabir

Supervisor: Shazia Khalid

Degree: MSc

Year: 2012-2014

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The study examined the relationship between emotional intelligence and
decision making styles among private organizations managers. It was
hypothesized that there would be relationship between emotional
intelligence and decision making styles. Purposive sampling was used to
collect data the sample was selected from telecommunication organization
managers, and their age ranges between 20-60 years with a mean age of 36
(SD = 8). Schutte Self Report Emotional Intelligence Test (Schutte,
Malouff, Hall, Haggerty, Cooper, Golden & Dornheim, 1998), and
Decision Making Styles Inventory (Nygren & Thomas, 2000) were used.
The results revealed that all dimensions of emotional intelligence
(perception of emotions, managing own emotions, managing other’s
emotions and utilization of emotions) had positive relationship with
decision making styles (analytical, intuitive and regret). Moreover
analytical, intuitive and regret decision making style were positive
predictors of all dimensions of emotional intelligence. However, managing
own emotions negatively predicted regret decision making style. The
present research will be useful for organizations as training
programs should be arranged in organizations to enhance emotional
intelligence in managers so that it may facilitate decision making styles.

Keywords: : Emotional Intelligence, Decision Making Style.

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Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email: chairperson@appsy.pu.edu.pk, Phone: 92-42-9231245

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