Managing service encounters with emotional intelligence

Prentice, Catherine ORCID: (2019) Managing service encounters with emotional intelligence. Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, 51. pp. 344-351. ISSN 0969-6989


Drawing upon the conceptualisation of emotional intelligence and the theory of emotional contagion, this research examines the influence of employee emotional intelligence on job satisfaction, turnover intention, and customer response with a focus on the service encounter between casino dealers and gaming customers. The study was undertaken in 22 Macao casinos. Data were collected from both casino dealers and table games supervisors. The results show that emotional intelligence has a significant effect on dealer job satisfaction and turnover intention, and that job satisfaction fully mediates the link between emotional intelligence and dealer turnover intention. Dealer emotional intelligence is also significantly related to customer response. Dealer job satisfaction and turnover have significant impacts on customer response. Discussion and implications are highlighted for researchers and practitioners.

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Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2022 23:34
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2022 00:11
Uncontrolled Keywords: Casinos; Customer response; Emotional intelligence; Job satisfaction; Service encounter
Fields of Research (2020): 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3507 Strategy, management and organisational behaviour > 350799 Strategy, management and organisational behaviour not elsewhere classified
35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3506 Marketing > 350699 Marketing not elsewhere classified
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