A Meta-Analytic Investigation of the Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence and Emotional Manipulation

  title={A Meta-Analytic Investigation of the Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence and Emotional Manipulation},
  author={Nguyen Nhu Ngoc and Nh{\^a}m Phong Tu{\^a}n and Yoshio Takahashi},
  journal={SAGE Open},
This study examines a possible dark side of emotional intelligence (EI). Specifically, a meta-analytic investigation of 5,687 participants was conducted to examine the relationship between EI and emotional manipulation. The findings revealed that self-reported ability-based EI was positively correlated to non-prosocial emotional manipulation (as measured by the Emotional Manipulation Scale), with a 0.10 effect size. Whereas, a negative relationship emerged between self-reported trait EI and non… 

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