Emotional intelligence, personality and sales performance
AbstractIn this study, salespersons in a telecommunications company were tested for emotional intelligence (EI), additional dimensions of work motivation and personality, and work performance. It was found that EI was related as expected to other variables, most noticeably to life/work balance (positively), to positive affective tone (positively), and to materialistic values and money obsession (negatively). EI was most clearly related to citizenship behavior and less to core task performance, as expected. Core task performance was strongly related to conscientiousness and positive affect, and to willingness to work and work interest. Job satisfaction had a weaker relationship to performance, in agreement with much earlier work. EI emerged as a dimension possible to measure and with expected properties.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Stockholm School of Economics in its series Working Paper Series in Business Administration with number 2003:8.
Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: 11 May 2003
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Publication status: Published in Scandinavian Journal of Organizational Theory and Practice, 2005, pages 21-37.
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emotional intelligence; personality; work motivation; sales performance;
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- NEP-ALL-2003-05-29 (All new papers)
- NEP-CBE-2003-05-29 (Cognitive & Behavioural Economics)
- NEP-LAB-2003-05-29 (Labour Economics)
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- Sjöberg, Lennart, 2001. "Emotional Intelligence Measured in a Highly Competitive Testing Situation," Working Paper Series in Business Administration 2001:13, Stockholm School of Economics, revised 04 Dec 2001.
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