Publication Date

11-27-2021

Document Type

Article

Department

Information

Disciplines

Library and Information Science | Psychology | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Publication Title

The Journal of Academic Librarianship

Volume

48

Issue

1

DOI

10.1016/j.acalib.2021.102466

Abstract

The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to understand the interrelations between emotional intelligence and happiness through an exploration of academic librarians. The researchers' premise was that academic librarians who rated themselves as more competent in the emotional intelligence dimension would also rate themselves highly in satisfaction with life.
Results from the study show that academic librarians self-reported levels of happiness and competence with emotional intelligence that are within average range, however, they struggled to apply emotional intelligence and happiness skills when asked to demonstrate with examples. Limitations are discussed with reference to the survey data, timing, respondents' understanding and concerns around bias. Implications for practice and future research are also presented.

Keywords

Emotional intelligence, Happiness, Joy, Satisfaction with life, Academic librarians

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