Degree Granting Department
Paul Spector, Ph.D.
Walter Borman, Ph.D.
Cynthia Cimino, Ph.D.
self awareness, self confidence, empathy, supervisor, protégé, professor
The present study examines the extent to which emotional intelligence is related to transformational leadership within mentoring relationships. One hundred and twelve faculty members responsible for mentoring doctoral students completed the Schutte Self Report Inventory of Emotional intelligence, as well as measures of empathy, self awareness, and self confidence. Transformational leadership ratings for each professor were provided by the doctoral student(s) who were advised by him or her. Study results indicate that emotional intelligence can predict several aspects of transformational leadership, including charisma and inspirational motivation. The predictive power of emotional intelligence was, in several cases, explained by the personality construct of empathy.
Scholar Commons Citation
Webb, Shannon, "Exploring the Relationship of Emotional Intelligence to Transformational Leadership Within Mentoring Relationships" (2004). Graduate Theses and Dissertations.