EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AND EMPLOYEE COMMITMENT IN AKWA IBOM STATE (AKS) CIVIL SERVICE OF NIGERIA

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Published: 2016-04-04

Page: 83-88


PAUL OKON UDOFOT

Department of Business Management, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria.

INEMESIT NYA EBITO *

Department of Business Management, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

This paper attempts to examine the relationship between emotional intelligence and workers’ commitment in Akwa Ibom State Civil Service using two constructs of Emotional Intelligence. The aim is to address the negative attitude of Civil servants in the State. For this purpose Emotional Intelligence and Employees’ Commitment Questionnaire was used to generate data. From a population of 13, 537 employees, a stratified purposive sampling technique was used to draw 389 respondents using Taro Yamane formula. Pearson Product Moment Correlation was used in testing the hypotheses and significance was tested at 0.05 alpha level. The findings revealed significant positive relationship of the variables. Recommendations include emotional intelligent developmental programmes for intending and existing employees.

Keywords: Emotional intelligence, self awareness, self regulation, employee commitment


How to Cite

UDOFOT, P. O., & EBITO, I. N. (2016). EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AND EMPLOYEE COMMITMENT IN AKWA IBOM STATE (AKS) CIVIL SERVICE OF NIGERIA. Journal of Global Economics, Management and Business Research, 7(1), 83–88. Retrieved from https://ikprress.org/index.php/JGEMBR/article/view/2924

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