Title

The Rational Side of EQ: Illuminating Emotional Intelligence Through the Lens of Linear/Non-Linear Thinking Style

SMC Author

Judith A. White

SMC Affiliated Work

1

Status

Faculty

School

School of Economics and Business Administration

Department

Management and Entrepreneurship

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2013

Publication Title

International Journal of Social Science Research

Description/Abstract

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.

Scholarly

yes

Peer Reviewed

1

Volume

2

First Page

16

Last Page

25

Disciplines

Business | Economics

Original Citation

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.

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