Emotional Intelligence: Concept and Application in Indian Context

Anand Nagrecha, Shruti Sharma
2011 Indian Journal Of Applied Research  
Recently in HRM, Emotional Intelligence (EQ) has become a popular topic of debate suggesting that EQ competencies should be given more weightage than IQ competencies while recruiting a worker as such various job related factors are thought to be correlated with it and therefore, it is necessary to study EQ & its four components. The purpose of this research study is to explore the EQ level of the working professionals in Gujarat and to understand the relations of variables such as age & gender
more » ... n EQ. The methodology adopted involves descriptive field study using a structured questionnaire as the research instrument with statistical analysis to arrive at the results. The results reveal that age (variable) can predict the EQ level and that EQ is independent of gender. It is also noted that EQ level of professionals is good but there's a lack of awareness regarding EQ skills and its importance. "You will always be getting praise and blame but do not let either affect the poise of the mind" -Gautam Buddha
doi:10.15373/2249555x/jan2014/86 fatcat:kn2ooslmg5drpfmunzl5z2rsgy