Literature Review: Journal I Antecedents Of Emotional Intelligence

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Journal I Antecedents Of Emotional Intelligence: An Empirical Study

Emotional Intelligence
Salovey and Mayer (1990) introduced the concept of “emotional intelligence” in their work which combines affect with cognition, emotion, and intelligence. Emotional intelligence represents a set of dispositional attributes for monitoring one’s own and others’ feelings, beliefs, and internal states in order to provide useful information to guide one’s and others’ thinking and action (Carson, Carson, & Birkenmeier, 2000; Goleman, 1995).
Carson et al. (2000) developed a measure of emotional intelligence based on Goleman’s five behavior-based factors: empathetic response - the ability to understand the emotional structure of other people; mood regulation - the ability to regulate and manage one’s moods and impulses; interpersonal skill - the ability to manage relationships and build positive networks;
Internal motivation – the ability to influence the environment and pursue goals for the greater good while delaying immediate gratification; and self-awareness – the ability to self-monitor moods, emotions and drives, and their effects on others.
Locus of Control
Locus of control is a personality variable that has been studied extensively in a wide variety of settings (Spector, 1988). According to Rotter (1966), internal locus of control is categorized by an individual that believes that reinforcements are dependent on one’s own behavior. External locus of
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