Emotional Intelligence and Transformational Leadership: A Correlational Study in Telecom Sector of Pakistan
This study investigates a linkage amongst “Transformational leadership (TFL”) and “Emotional
Intelligence (EI”) by using a trait model. These two, from the perspective of literature, support each other.
Empirical research to validate the results in Pakistani settings were done. The data was gathered from the
managers2 of the telecom segment via two standardized instruments “TEIQue-SF” and “MLQ-5X” and
distributed via google forms. The study is cross-sectional and quantitative with sample size 440. A stratified
sampling method was employed and later the analysis was done using SPSS. Respondents’ socio
demographical profile was generated. The reliability of the instruments used was found to be acceptable.
Correlation and regression analyses of the data revealed a moderate to the high positive correlation
between EI and TFL along with its dimensions. Moreover, the relationship was found to be statistically