An Empirical Study of a Leadership Development Training Program and Its Impact on Emotional Intelligence Quotient (EQ) Scores Academic Article uri icon


  • This study examined the effects of a leadership training program on participants emotional intelligence quotient (EQ) scores. It sought to determine if the program made a significant difference in the EQ scores of participants by comparing their scores prior to and after the training. Findings are presented that should help practitioners wishing to incorporate emotional intelligence training programs in their organizations explore how to design programs that are most effective in improving performance. Limitations of the study and implications of the findings for HRD theory building, research, and practice are also discussed.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Muyia, H. M., & Kacirek, K.

citation count

  • 34

complete list of authors

  • Muyia, Helen M||Kacirek, Kit

publication date

  • January 2009