Effect of Emotional Leadership on Employee Performance among Staff of Tertiary Institutions in Gombe

Abdu Jafaru Bambale


Leadership is very crucial to all human endeavors, so also our organizations, its effectiveness and performance of employees. This study examines the effects of emotional leadership and subordinate performance in Gombe tertiary institutions of learning. The study uses a cross sectional survey with a sample of 339 employees. Therefore, 339 copies of questionnaire were administered to the employees of the tertiary institution under study. The study used emotional quotient inventory (EQ-i) measures to measure emotional leadership and work in progress (WIP) questionnaire to measure subordinate performance. The data collected was analyzed using SPSS version 20 the study used multiple regressions for analysis. Result from the analysis revealed that leader’s assertiveness and leader`s relationship were found to lead to job performance while empathy and adaptability were found not to lead to job performance. It was recommended that Leaders should be aware of every situation, and also need to know how to diagnose situations and identify the types of behavior that are appropriate, in addition, they need to know how to use different behaviors skillfully. That will help employees perform well in their given task.

Keywords: Emotional Leadership, Job Performance

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