publication . Article . 2013

Does Trait Emotional Intelligence Predict Unique Variance in Early Career Success Beyond IQ and Personality?

José Manuel de Haro García; Juan-Luis Castejón Costa;
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  • Published: 11 Dec 2013 Journal: Journal of Career Assessment, volume 22, pages 715-725 (issn: 1069-0727, eissn: 1552-4590, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
In order to determine the contribution of emotional intelligence (EI) to career success, in this study, we analyzed the relationship between trait EI (TEI), general mental ability (GMA), the big five personality traits, and career success indicators, in a sample of 130 graduates who were in the early stages of their careers. Results from hierarchical regression analyses indicated that TEI, and especially its dimension “repair,” has incremental validity in predicting one of the career success indicators (salary) after controlling for GMA and personality. These findings provide support for the use of TEI measures as predictors of career success in the early stage....
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free text keywords: Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, General Psychology, Trait emotional intelligence, IQ, Career success, Psicología Evolutiva y de la Educación, Big Five personality traits, Personality, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Trait, Developmental psychology, Incremental validity, Early career, Salary, Psychology, Emotional intelligence, Multilevel model
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