Personality Factors Assessing Emotional Intelligence and Creative-Potential as Predictors of Job Satisfaction among Managers in Karachi, Pakistan


Exploring emotional intelligence and creativity have become an absolute in today’s organizations and personality dispositions for its study is a rare endeavor. The present study’s aim was to find out whether emotional intelligence and creative potential are predictors of job satisfaction in managers working at the multinational corporations in Karachi, Pakistan. The purposive sampling technique based on whether the managers matched the required characteristics of the research was utilized. The Self Report Emotional Intelligence Scale (SREIS) (Schutte et al, 1998), Job Satisfaction scale (Phoebus Publishing Co. BPS publishing ltd, 1975) and the Creative Potential index (CP) utilizing the factors of Dominance, Social Boldness, Openness to Change, Perfectionism and Abstractedness (Cattell, Cattell & Cattell, 1993) were used for the study. The respondents of the study were 200 managers of age 30 years and above; with at least five years of job experience at the post of a manager. The regression analysis verify that Emotional Intelligence and Creative Potential are useful predictors of Job Satisfaction. The impact of Emotional Intelligence (p<0.05) and Creative Potential (p<0.01) are statistically significant. Further, regression analysis for the factors of both SREIS and CP report three factors as significant predictors for JS. The Social Boldness and Perfectionism factors for the 16PF as part of the CP index and the Managing Others Emotions factor from the SREIS relate positively to job satisfaction. The implications of the research signify the importance of personal dispositions and their influence on attitude towards work.

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Sonia Mairaj Ahmad, Institute of Professional Psychology, Bahria University-Karachi Campus, Pakistan
Zainab Fottowat Zadeh, Institute of Professional Psychology, Bahria University-Karachi Campus, Pakistan

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Conference: ACP2017
Stream: Industrial Organization and Organization Theory

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