Title: Impact of emotional intelligence on narcissism-satisfaction with life relationship: a study on Indian managers

Authors: Shalini Srivastava; Deepti Pathak

Addresses: Jaipuria Institute of Management, A-32A, Sector 62, Noida, India ' Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Hyderabad, India

Abstract: The purpose of the present study was to understand the impact of overt narcissism and covert narcissism on satisfaction with life of managers and to understand the impact of emotional intelligence on the relationship. The data was collected from public and private sector organisations belonging to North India who were surveyed using standardised questionnaires. Descriptive statistics, correlations, reliability and moderated regression analysis were used to assess the data. SPSS 21 version was used for analysing the data of the present study. Overt narcissism was found to have positive correlation with life satisfaction. The results reflect a clear positive association between high emotional intelligence and overt narcissism. Role of emotional intelligence as a moderator on the relationship between overt narcissism and life satisfaction was also proved in the study. Our results show that covert narcissism is negatively associated with emotional intelligence.

Keywords: narcissism; emotional intelligence; EI; satisfaction with life; managers; India.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMP.2020.105667

International Journal of Management Practice, 2020 Vol.13 No.2, pp.200 - 215

Accepted: 06 Feb 2019
Published online: 03 Mar 2020 *

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