Emotional Intelligence At Work: 18-year Journey Of A Researcher by Chi-sum WongEmotional Intelligence At Work: 18-year Journey Of A Researcher by Chi-sum Wong

Emotional Intelligence At Work: 18-year Journey Of A Researcher

byChi-sum WongEditorChi-sum Wong

Hardcover | September 28, 2015

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Emotional intelligence is a very popular concept since it was made known to the general public in 1995. However, it was under severe criticisms among scientific researchers and a lot of them did not believe that it should be accepted by scientists as true knowledge.

The author of this book, who is one of the pioneers in this topic, spent sixteen years to study this concept. Together with other researchers, they gradually changed the conclusion of early researchers. Using rigorously scientific standards, this research team demonstrated that emotional intelligence is an intelligence dimension that has significant impact on various life outcomes such as life satisfaction and job performance. They developed testable theoretical framework for emotional intelligence in the workplace, and attempted to show that the trainability of emotional intelligence is larger than traditional intelligence concept.

The book looks at, not only the scientific reports, but all the stories behind some of the rigorous scientific studies in the author's 18-year journey. Their choice of research designs and how the designs are suitable to provide scientific evidence to demonstrate the validity of emotional intelligence are also described. Through this book, the process of scientific enquiry and important issues concerning the emotional intelligence concept are revealed in details by vivid stories and rigorous scientific reports.

Chi-sumWONGis a professor in the Department of Management of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He received his PhD from the University of Purdue. His major research areas include emotional intelligence, career guidance, localization of human resources in China, Chinese management concepts, and research methodology.
Title:Emotional Intelligence At Work: 18-year Journey Of A ResearcherFormat:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:September 28, 2015Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:041566151X

ISBN - 13:9780415661515


Table of Contents

Preface 1. Basic Concepts about Scientific Research 2. Beginning of the Journey: Is EI a Worthwhile Construct? 3. Sufficient Evidence to Make Yourself Comfortable? 4. Provide Convincing Evidence after the Initial Stage 5. Alternative Measures of EI 6. Cultural Issues Concerning the EI Construct 7. EI and Human Performance 8. EI Training 9. EI and Leadership 10. Alternative Conceptualizations of Emotional Labor 11. Summary and Review Appendix: What's Next?