ISSN: 1998 - 4162

JISR MSSE Journal Contents

Volume 12, Number 1, January 2014


Emotional Intelligence as a Leadership Skill at University Level in Pakistan
Dr. Fakhra Aziz - Lahore college for women university, Lahore, Pakistan

Abstract
Emotional intelligence leadership skills are necessary for effective and successful leadership. In today’s innovative and demanding era, leadership plays a vital role in the success of any organization and emotional intelligence and leadership skills are key traits for successful Heads of departments because they have to handle the problems related to department, teachers and other staff. In Pakistan, education sector is under crises due to quality issue. In this context, this descriptive study attempts to measure and compare the emotional intelligence as leadership skill of heads in universities which leads to improving quality administration. Sample of 100 university heads is selected by purposive sampling technique. Among them 50 heads were men and 50 heads were women. A questionnaire Emotional intelligence scale for Leaders (EISL) was designed, aiming to measure and compare emotional intelligence leadership skills of male and female Heads at university level. Data was analyzed by using SPSS 17.00 version. In bivariate analysis association of each attribute category is tested with other attribute by using Pearson chi-square test at 5% level of significance. Kendall's Tau is computed to measure the strength of significance of association of the ordinal categorical attributes. Mann-Whitney test was used to test the equality of the average ranks of responses between male and female heads. It is concluded that all heads of departments have significant level of emotional intelligence and further men have comparatively more emotional intelligence than women.

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