Emotional intelligence in Latin American managers: An exploratory study

Julio César Acosta-Prado, Rodrigo Arturo Zarate Torres

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By means of an exploratory study with a sample of 614 managers, we established the characterization of emotional intelligence (EI) in Latin American managers from Guatemala, Chile, and Colombia. We analyzed the ability to perceive, appraise, and express emotion, both their own and those of others, as reflected in the concept of EI and its impact on the personal and professional achievements of Latin American managers. The results show that respondents have high capacity to assess and recognize their own emotions, low capacity to assess and understand the emotions of their team members, high capacity for self-control of their emotions in extreme moods, and high capacity to direct their emotions toward achieving competence.Key words: Characterization; emotional intelligence; Latin American managers; exploratory study
Translated title of the contributionInteligencia emocional in gerentes latinoamericanos: Un estudio exploratorio
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages11
JournalUniversitas Psychologica
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Publisher: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana


  • Characterization
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Exploratory study
  • Latin American managers


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