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Antecedents of well-being: a study to examine the extent to which personality and emotional intelligence contribute to well-being

Higgs, Malcolm; Dulewicz, Victor

Authors

Victor Dulewicz



Abstract

In the debate surrounding the relationships between HRM and performance, there is an argument suggesting that a focus on understanding the role of employee attitudes and behaviours may elicit valuable insights into performance drivers. In examining individual behaviour and performance links, there is evidence that well-being plays a significant role. Other notable performance antecedents are personality and emotional intelligence (EI). This paper explores the relationships between these variables and reports the findings from a study of 156 managers. Results show relationships between well-being and EI as well as with personality, although EI explained variance beyond personality dimensions. The implications for HR of these findings are discussed.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Mar 9, 2014
Journal The International Journal of Human Resource Management
Print ISSN 0958-5192
Electronic ISSN 1466-4399
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 25
Issue 5
Pages 718-735
APA6 Citation Higgs, M., & Dulewicz, V. (2014). Antecedents of well-being: a study to examine the extent to which personality and emotional intelligence contribute to well-being. The international journal of human resource management, 25(5), 718-735. https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2013.815253
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2013.815253
Keywords Emotional intelligence; Happiness; Personality; Psychological well-being; Subjective well-being
Publisher URL https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09585192.2013.815253
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