Overlap Between the General Factor of Personality and Emotional Intelligence: A Meta-Analysis

  title={Overlap Between the General Factor of Personality and Emotional Intelligence: A Meta-Analysis},
  author={Dimitri van der Linden and Keri A. Pekaar and Arnold B. Bakker and Julie Aitken Schermer and Philip A. Vernon and Curtis S. Dunkel and Konstantinos V. Petrides},
  journal={Psychological Bulletin},
We examine the relationship between the general factor of personality (GFP) and emotional intelligence (EI) and specifically test the hypothesis that the GFP is a social effectiveness factor overlapping conceptually with EI. Presented is an extensive meta-analysis in which the associations between the GFP, extracted from the Big Five dimensions, with various EI measures is examined. Based on a total sample of k = 142 data sources (N = 36,268) the 2 major findings from the meta-analysis were (a… 

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