Date of Award

Spring 4-16-2024

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)


Organizational Leadership

First Advisor

Eric Rabitoy

Second Advisor

Carlos V. Guzman

Third Advisor

Jonathan Greenberg


Purpose: The purpose of this quantitative, correlational study was to investigate the relationship between emotional intelligence and self-efficacy in Chief Business Officials (CBOs) working in School Districts in the state of California.

Methodology: The primary objective of this study was to examine the relationship between emotional intelligence and self-efficacy characteristics, employing a quantitative, correlational research design. The study involved a non-experimental approach to establish correlations between the identified variables and an explanatory design to elucidate the relationship between variables. Correlational research has been established as the most effective approach for examining correlations between phenomena and distinct population samples, which made it the most suitable choice for this research endeavor. A statistical analysis was conducted to compare the correlation coefficient to ascertain the presence and magnitude of the association between emotional intelligence and self-efficacy among CBOs, in California school districts. Potential disparities in emotional intelligence levels among CBOs within an educational context were also investigated.

Findings: The findings from this research illustrate that a relationship exists between the CBO’s emotional intelligence and self-efficacy.