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Emotional intelligence and servant leadership: a meta-analytic review

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>25/02/2021
<mark>Journal</mark>Business Ethics: A European Review
Number of pages13
Pages (from-to)231-243
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

Servant leadership is an effective leadership style that focuses on ethics and morality. Emotional intelligence (EI) is also associated with effective leadership and ethical behavior; thus, there has been a surge in studies that assessed the link between EI and servant leadership. Nevertheless, the empirical landscape of this relationship is mixed and fragmented. We undertook a meta-analysis to clarify this literature and found that (1) emotional intelligence (EI) has a significant positive relationship with servant leadership (ρ̅̂ = .57); (2) the relationship between EI and servant leadership is stronger in studies having a lower percentage of well-educated subjects, in low power distance cultures, and in high institutional collectivism cultures; and (3) We were unable to find sufficient evidence to support moderating effects of the relationship between EI and servant leadership for gender (male-dominated and female-dominated studies), age (between young and old subjects), for self-report versus follower-report of servant leadership, and across different scales of servant leadership.

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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Emotional intelligence and servant leadership: A meta‐analytic review. doi: 10.1111/beer.12332 which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/beer.12332/abstract This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.