School Counselors’ Emotional Intelligence and Its Relationship to Leadership

  title={School Counselors’ Emotional Intelligence and Its Relationship to Leadership},
  author={Patrick R. Mullen and Daniel Gutierrez and S. R. Newhart},
  journal={Professional School Counseling},
In this investigation, we examined the relationship between emotional intelligence, leadership self-efficacy (LSE), self-leadership, and leadership experiences among a sample of practicing school counselors. School counselors who reported higher levels of emotional intelligence also reported greater LSE, self-leadership, and leadership experiences. We discuss the implications of these findings for the practice of school counseling and potential future research on school counselor leadership. 

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