Impact of School Leaders’ Emotional Intelligence on Followership among Teachers having Passive Followership Style

Shamas Suleman Arshad, Khurram Rafi, Muhammad Zia Ul Badar, Muhammad Mohsan Ishaque


Emotional intelligence is considered crucial for school leaders to enhance the performance of their followers generally. However, passive followers are considered highly dependent on the thoughts of their leaders and always wait for the orders to initiate an activity. Therefore, the research was conducted to find out the impact of school leaders’ emotional intelligence on the followership of the teachers having passive followership style. The survey consisted of 1209 respondents out of which 87 were identified as passive followers. A self-developed scale on followership and an adopted scale on emotional intelligence were used. Results revealed that passive teachers’ competence, commitment, and courage are significantly explained through school leaders’ emotional intelligence. Whereas, passive teachers’ self-management is insignificantly explained through school leaders’ emotional intelligence. Hence, the concerned authorities may focus on the emotional intelligence of the school leaders along with the followership style of the teachers at the time of their selection and professional development.

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