An examination of emotional intelligence as a predictor of mental toughness; considerations for employee performance and subjective happiness

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McCarthy, Laura
Hyland, John
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Dublin Business School
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This study explored differences in Mental Toughness between employees of high, average, and low Emotional Intelligence. A quantitative, comparative survey design was employed for the current study, with a sample of 109 professionals. MT was significantly different across EI groups, with higher MT in the 'high EI' group compared to 'low EI', and for the 'average EI' group compared to 'low EI'. MT was also positively associated with employee happiness.