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The Journal of Academic Librarianship
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.
Emotional intelligence, Happiness, Joy, Satisfaction with life, Academic librarians
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Michele A.L. Villagran and Lisa Martin. "Academic librarians: Their understanding and use of emotional intelligence and happiness" The Journal of Academic Librarianship (2021). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acalib.2021.102466