This research is being conducted by Eren Behget as part of a BSc (Hons) Psychology degree course at the University of Westminster.
It is being supervised by Chantal Gautier and Boris Altemeyer in the Psychology Department and it has been approved by the University/Departmental Ethics Committee.
You are being invited to take part in a research study on emotional intelligence, which involves looking at several variables, which may indicate what could contribute to an emotionally intelligent leadership style. Research suggests that emotional intelligence in the workplace is considered desirable as it is associated with positive leadership qualities.
The overall aim of the research is to look at variables and devise a framework of emotional intelligence in leaders, in order to help us understand what makes an emotional leader and how to make the most of the related qualities.
The overall aim of the research is to look at variables and devise a framework of emotional intelligence in leaders, in order to help us understand what makes an emotional leader and how to make the most of the related qualities
You will be asked to complete 4 short computerised questionnaires, which will ask you to answer questions covering areas such as emotional intelligence, self-esteem, self-compassion, and humility. Following this, you will then be asked to do a short computerised emotional recognition test. You will also be asked to provide some demographic data.
The whole procedure should take around 25 minutes to complete. Ensure you have access to headphones or you are in a quiet area and your computer speakers are switched on before you start the first assessment.
Please note that:
• Participation is entirely voluntary, and you have the right to withdraw at any time without having to give a reason.
• You have the right to ask for your data to be withdrawn as far as this is practical. (If the report gets published, this may not be possible).
• You do not have to answer particular questions if you do not wish to.
• Your responses will be treated with full confidentiality. No individuals will be identifiable from any written report of the research, or any publications arising from it, as all participant responses will be made anonymous using a confidential numbering system.
• All computer data files will be encrypted and password protected. The researcher will keep files in a secure place and will comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act.
• If you have any questions or you need to contact the researcher at any time, please send an email to Eren Behget at firstname.lastname@example.org or the supervisors of the project, Chantal Gautier at email@example.com, or Boris Altemeyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• All activities undertaken by the University are fully covered by insurance.
Any personal information you provide will be kept securely, and you have the right to ask for it to be destroyed.