AJIBM  Vol.9 No.9 , September 2019
The Impact of Emotional Intelligence on Readiness for Organizational Change: A Case Study on a Government Authority in Saudi Arabia
This study sought mainly to examine the effect of Emotional intelligence (EI) and readiness for organizational change (RFC). Additionally, the study sought to explore the association between EI, RFC and demographic variables. The data were collected from employees from a government authority in Jeddah city, Saudi Arabia. The data were analyzed using Spearman’s rho to find the relation between EI and employee’s RFC. Then, Simple Linear Regression was applied to find the effect of EI on the employee’s RFC. In addition, association between RFC and demographic variables was determined by Chi-square. The findings of this study confirmed the significant relationship between EI and employees’ readiness to accept change. There was a statistically significant association between RFC and education level among participants. However, there was no association between other demographic variables and RFC or EI. This study has some limitations that were presented at the end of the study.
Cite this paper: Alzahrani, M. (2019) The Impact of Emotional Intelligence on Readiness for Organizational Change: A Case Study on a Government Authority in Saudi Arabia. American Journal of Industrial and Business Management, 9, 1880-1889. doi: 10.4236/ajibm.2019.99121.

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