Emotional Intelligence and Job Satisfaction: Mediated by Transformational Leadership

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Job satisfaction of employees is one of the emerging issues for today’s HR managers based on the strategic link between job satisfaction and employee productivity. Satisfaction of employees is a complex phenomenon as it depends on various factors for employees at different hierarchal level of the enterprise. It is therefore essential for the executives of the organizations to cope with this challenge strategically. Job satisfaction concerns with physical as well as psychological aspects of jobs. Personal factors of employees should be linked with financial gains in order to achieve the long term viability of the organizational objectives. Emotional intelligence concept is vital which use social skills in understanding the personal emotions of employees and accordingly motivate them towards the desired goals. A good leadership style is also essential by the executives to accomplish the optimum level of satisfaction of the employees. Emotional Intelligence, Job satisfaction and Leadership Style are some of the emerging issues in the organizational theory. The past literature endorse emotional intelligence (Daus & Ashkanasy, 2005; Van Rooy & Viswesvaran, 2004) and transformational leadership (Albion & Gagliardi 2010; Yang, and Islam,2009) as predictors of job outcomes including job satisfaction. A wide range of research suggests that emotional intelligence abilities and traits influence job satisfaction (e.g., Carmeli, 2003; Sy, Tram, & O’Hara, 2006) but relationship between Job Satisfaction, Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Style has not yet received empirical attention. Further, there are rare studies that find the mediating effect of transformational leadership between emotional intelligence and Job Satisfaction. This s... ... middle of paper ... ...Intelligence and Transformational Leadership. Under certain conditions Emotionally Intelligent people are assumed to be more satisfied than other people. Organizations must train their employees for both Emotional Intelligence skill and technical skills side by side. Organizations should be enlightened and well aware of the importance of Emotional Intelligence for Job Satisfaction of employees. Trainings are required to conduct to get employees recognize with Emotional Intelligence and the use of Emotional Intelligence. It will be not only beneficial for employees but for the organizations also by creating a win-win situation for both entities. Therefore recognizing Emotional Intelligence is first step that further require encouragement to promote and improve this construct, by doing so, in long run, individual success becomes synonymous with organization success.

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