Investigating trait emotional intelligence among school leaders: Demonstrating a useful self-assessment approach

Robert Benson, Colm Fearon, Heather McLaughlin, Sara Garratt

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Abstract

An exploratory study of two grammar schools in the South East of England is used to justify and demonstrate a self-assessed approach that investigates trait emotional intelligence (EI) among school leaders. First, the theoretical underpinnings of ability and trait EI approaches are critically compared based on recent relevant literature. Then the results from TEIQue-SF, a self-evaluation questionnaire, are presented and discussed. Finally, notwithstanding limitations of the study and the approach taken, we suggest that with further empirical research, a refined and usable self-assessed approach could be a useful way for practitioners to evaluate trait EI among school leaders in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-222
Number of pages22
JournalSchool Leadership and Management
Volume34
Issue number2
Early online date6 Jul 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Emotional intelligence
  • Leadership
  • School effectiveness
  • School improvement
  • Self-assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Education
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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