Impact of Emotional Intelligence on Transformational Leadership in Selected Academic Institutions in the Kathmandu, Nepal
Pramila Thapa1*, Hemlal Bhattarai2*, Dr. Vandana Bharti3, Josana Khanal4
2*Centre of Lighting and Energy Efficiency Studies, Lecture, Department of Electrical Engineering, Jigme Namgyel Engineering College, Royal University of Bhutan
3School of Business, ITM University, Gwalior, India 28
4*Yeti Health Science Academy (YHSA), Kathmandu, Nepal
Emotional intelligence and transformational leadership are well-liked academic disciplines. This paper examined the impact of emotional intelligence (EI) on transformational leadership (TL) in selected academic institutions in Kathmandu, Nepal using a cross-sectional strategy. A total of 133 academic managers from different academic institutions served as respondents of the study through Cochran’s method. Convenient sampling with a five-point modified Likert scale to answer 20 validated emotional intelligence questions and 25 validated transformational leadership questionnaires. Statistical tools such as simple percent, mean, standard deviation, ANOVA, MANOVA, and linear regression were used to investigate and interpret the data. The regression data analysis revealed that emotional intelligence has an impact on the transformational leadership (r= 0.749). R Square= 0.561, Ad (R Square) = 0.557, P > 0.05. In this study, ANOVA and MANOVA tests were also used to find associations between demographic variables and emotional intelligence. Findings unveiled that there is a significant difference between different academic fields and emotional intelligence, while MANOVA Analysis revealed that there is a significant difference between gender and EI. Evidence suggests that both EI and TL are critical traits for boosting intellectual capacity, communication, and compassion. As a result, academic-related organizations should invest in building and improving EI and competence among academic managers, as well as performing additional studies in different parts of Nepal using a wide sample and qualitative technique to better comprehend in-depth data.
Keywords: Transformational leadership (TL), Emotional Intelligence (EI), gender, Academic Manager