The influence of emotional intelligence on employee's performance: a case from Romania's public sector
Administration and Public Management Review
: The research aim was to analyse the relationship between emotional intelligence and performance of public sector employees, but we also looked at correlations between two dimensions of emotional intelligence and two particular dimensions which impact organizational performance. This study was conducted on employees from Romanian public sector organizations and in order to achieve the purpose of the research we developed a quantitative methodology based on questionnaire. All the measures we
... the measures we used in this study were drawn from established previous research and specially adapted and tailored for employees from public sector. The study was conducted through a quantitative methodology, using a conceptual deductive research approach based on conceptual framework in order to test the hypotheses. For the statistical analysis, we used the package SPSS Statistics 22.0, through which we generated descriptive analyses and several parametric tests aimed at achieving the main purpose of our research. The results of our research are relevant for leaders and human resources managers of public sector organizations, but they can also be useful for practitioners and scientific community from around the world. The conclusions of our research demonstrate that emotional intelligence is important for any organization and does have a statistically significant impact on how performance is measured and encouraged in Romanian public organizations. Although the correlation is not the strongest, the 0,321 Pearson Correlation coefficient is enough to warrant public organizations investing in recruiting and retaining emotionally intelligent workforce if they care about performance.