Emotional intelligence competence and job performance of part time academic staff In private universities in Kampala Metropolitan
Ssemwanga, L. Sadat
Prof. Muyinda, Mande
Dr. Edaku, Charles
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This study was purposely used to assess the influence of emotional intelligence on job performance of part time academic staff in private universities in Kampala Metropolitan Area. This was due to lack of closely related research; the implications of emotional intelligence was a mystery especially among such part time academics. Imagine this was no such a study about private universities in the Kampala Metropolitan, Uganda’s most strategically competitive area in university education business. In that case, study investigated the effects of self-control and relationship management competencies on job performance of the same university academic staff in the metropolitan. These competencies are the basic constructs of emotional intelligence and were adapted from two of the theoretic Big five personality traits, namely neuroticism and agreeableness. Job performance was contextualised as a composition of task performance, contextual performance, and adaptive performance. As a descriptive and correlational research, the study adopted a quantitative and qualitative approach. It was found out that most of the target university academics were highly intelligent, emotionally ( =3.44; s=1.16), and performed their jobs virtually well ( s ). Their self and social relations management competencies together predicted 84.1% of job performance. It was concluded that increase in emotional intelligence among such employees significantly led to equally better job performance, and vice versa. As such, it was recommended that any university education stakeholders should strive to enhance or maintain highly productive emotional intelligence among such university academics of study.