Date of Award
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Dr. Phil Pendley
Dr. Glenn Worthington
Dr. Samantha Powers
\Purpose: This quantitative study was conducted for the purpose of determining the relationship between emotional intelligence and self-efficacy in military leaders.
Methodology: This quantitative, correlational study measured emotional intelligence and self-efficacy in military leaders to determine the relationship between them. The study involved differentiating between non-commissioned officers and commissioned officers in order to determine if a difference exists between the types of leaders in the military.
Findings: The findings from this research illustrate that there is a relationship between the leaders’ emotional intelligence and self-efficacy.
Conclusions: The study supported the hypothesis that the higher a leader’s emotional intelligence, the higher the leader’s self-efficacy.
Recommendations: Further research is recommended to increase generalizability to the entire U.S. Armed Forces.
Hudson, Kelly A., "Emotional Intelligence and Self-Efficacy in Military Leaders" (2016). Dissertations. 35.