International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online)

Influence of Emotional Intelligence on Entrepreneurial Orientation, observed within graduating students
Saira Mukhtar, Asvir Naveed

Abstract
In the current era of complex and dynamic environment in organizations, scholars are more attentive to study the antecedents of entrepreneurial orientation. Moreover, the role of emotional intelligence started to make inroad into entrepreneurship research. The study of emotional intelligence and entrepreneurial orientation devised a line of research that deals with the concept that emotional intelligence can be used to predict the entrepreneurial orientation. This study primarily aims to expand understanding the influence of emotional intelligence on entrepreneurial orientation. The mix of four tools comprising emotional intelligence (self emotional appraisal; others’ emotional appraisal; use of emotions and regulation of emotions) has been expected to influence the entrepreneurial orientation. To test the proposed model data was collected from 300 graduating students of business studies departments from HEC recognized public sector universities of Lahore, and the data analyzed through SPSS. Regression analysis between variables suggested significant relationship of emotional intelligence with entrepreneurial orientation.

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