The Impact of Emotional Intelligence on Psychological Well- being of Public and Private Sector Executives: Perspective of Postgraduate Students

K.A.K. Sakunthala Rathnakara


Employees in any kind of an organization have to deal with a range of tasks, duties and responsibilities. In order to accomplish their individual objectives and organizational objectives successfully, employees are required to possess a set of competencies and a required level of intelligence. With the evolution of the concept of intelligence, emotional intelligence has become one of the more influential concepts.  It demonstrates the ability to monitor ones’ own and others’ feelings and emotions to discriminate among them and to use this information to guide ones’ thinking and action. Researches in this field have uncovered many relationships between emotional intelligence and different human behavior. The objective of this study was to investigate the nature of the relationship between emotional intelligence and psychological well-being of public and private sector executives who are following masters’ degrees from recognized national universities. A sample consisting of 200 participants has taken into consideration and the analysis is conducted by using 182 questionnaires. A structured questionnaire has used to collect primary data for the study. The univariate and bivariate analysis were used to analyze primary data and the major finding of the study was that there is a moderate positive relationship between emotional intelligence and psychological well-being of executives in the sample. Also there is a significant positive impact of emotional intelligence on psychological well-being. Emotionally intelligent employees will possess a higher level of psychological well-being and it will positively impact on their success of their work as well as non-work life.

 Key words: Emotional Intelligence, Psychological Well- being

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