The Rational Side of EQ: Illuminating Emotional Intelligence Through the Lens of Linear/Non-Linear Thinking Style
School of Economics and Business Administration
Management and Entrepreneurship
International Journal of Social Science Research
There has been an overemphasis upon the affective domain in the conceptualization of emotional intelligence, with relatively small attention to the important role of the rational cognitive domain. This study investigated the empirical relationships among managerial linear and nonlinear thinking styles and the four branches of Mayer and Salovey’s (1997) emotional intelligence model. Data from 93 marketing managers demonstrated that (1) linear thinking is associated with regulating emotions, (2) nonlinear thinking is related to utilizing emotions to facilitate thinking, and (3) balanced linear/nonlinear thinking is associated with overall emotional intelligence. Implications for theory, practice, and future research are discussed.
SMC Affiliated Work
Business | Economics
Vance, C.M., Groves, K.S., White, J., and Hess, G . (2013) The Rational Side of EQ: Illuminating Emotional Intelligence through the Lens of Linear/Non-Linear Thinking Style. International Journal of Social Science Research, 2, 16-25.
Vance, Charles M.; Grove, Kevin S.; White, Judith A.; and Hess, George L.. The Rational Side of EQ: Illuminating Emotional Intelligence Through the Lens of Linear/Non-Linear Thinking Style (2013). International Journal of Social Science Research. 2, 16-25. [article]. https://digitalcommons.stmarys-ca.edu/school-economics-business-faculty-works/182