The relationship between thinking styles and emotional intelligence: an exploratory study

Murphy, A. and Janeke, H. C. (2009) The relationship between thinking styles and emotional intelligence: an exploratory study. South African Journal of Psychology, 39 (3). pp. 357-375. ISSN 0081-2463

Abstract

In this study we explore the association between thinking styles and emotional intelligence. Participants (N = 309) completed Sternberg's Thinking Styles Inventory (TSI) and the Schutte Self-Report Inventory (SSRI) for emotional intelligence. Statistical analysis of the scores of the participants on the two instruments indicates that there is an overlap between the TSI and the SSRI, and suggests
that they measure similar constructs. The results show that thinking styles are significant predictors of emotional intelligence and that participants who have high emotional intelligence prefer more complex and creative thinking styles.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © Psychological Society of South Africa. Permanent restricted access to published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - No Department
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2014 23:36
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2014 21:36
Uncontrolled Keywords: emotional intelligence; thinking styles; Schutte Self-Report Inventory (SSRI); Thinking Styles Inventory (TSI); trait emotional intelligence
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170112 Sensory Processes, Perception and Performance
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1702 Cognitive Sciences > 170202 Decision Making
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1177/008124630903900310
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/24772

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