Unlocking the Relationships between Emotional Intelligence and Group Cohesion in South Asia

  • Mohona Biswas Department of Management, Rangamati Science and Technology University, Rangamati, Bangladesh
  • Zahurul Alam Professor, Department of Management, University of Chittagong, Chattogram, Bangladesh
Keywords: Emotional Intelligence, Self-awareness, Self-regulation, Motivation, Empathy, Social Skills, Group Cohesion


Emotional intelligence may be a powerful motivator of group cohesion in an organization as emotional intelligence could foster group performance through extending group cohesion. Present examination strives to recognize the associations among the dimensions of emotional intelligence and group cohesion. The convenience sampling technique was embraced to obtain data from respondents performing in different organizations like merchandising, manufacturing, financial, services, and others in Bangladesh through survey questionnaires. We employed an Emotional Quotient Index and a Group Cohesiveness Scale for assessing representatives' emotional intelligence and group cohesion respectively. Finally, 412 usable reactions were recognized which were subsequently investigated through descriptive statistics, Pearson correlation, and regression analysis. The outcomes uncovered that each dimension of emotional intelligence was positively link to group cohesion (self-awareness (r=.57, p<.001) (moderate correlation), self-regulation (r=.70, p<.001) (strong correlation), motivation (r =.67, p<.001) (strong correlation), empathy (r =.68, p< .001) (strong correlation), and social skills (r =.64, p<.001) (strong correlation). Regression analysis additionally unveiled that all parts of emotional intelligence explained 52% of variances in group cohesiveness. These exclusive findings will stimulate researchers, business experts, and employees of different organizations to install emotional impotence to encourage group cohesion among group members, thereby, contributing to superior group performance in the work environment. The constraint of our investigation was the usage of the purposive sampling technique rather than random sampling. Besides, future research directions are talked about in this exploration.


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How to Cite
Mohona Biswas, & Zahurul Alam. (2022). Unlocking the Relationships between Emotional Intelligence and Group Cohesion in South Asia. The Journal of Management Theory and Practice (JMTP), 3(1), 13-19. https://doi.org/10.37231/jmtp.2022.3.1.178
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