Interrelationship and Impact of Emotional Intelligence and Political Skill on Turnover Intentions

Ahmad Bemisal Durrani


The present study has the purpose to inspect the relationship and impact of emotional intelligence and political skills on turnover intention. For the purpose of study, a sample of 171 employees have taken from the four different public sector universities (Bahauddin Zakariya University, University of Education, Air University and National university of Modern Languages) of Multan city, Pakistan. The data was collected through an adopted survey questionnaires and was recorded in SPSS 22 for the purpose of analysis. The four dimensions of emotional intelligence and political skills were also analyzed. To test the hypothesis we used inter correlation matrix and regression analysis. The results indicated that emotional intelligence and its four dimensions are significant and negatively correlated and the four dimensions of political skills are also negatively correlated to turnover intentions. Regression results show that emotional intelligence is significant and a strong predictor but political skills are a weak and insignificant predictor of turnover intentions. The result can help in practical implication that organizations can provide their employees as a strong emotional intelligence training to empower their employees and to reduce turnover intentions. The research highlighted the results from a different sector which can be beneficial.

Keywords: Emotional Intelligence, Political Skills, Turnover Intentions, Education sector, Pakistan


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