Emotional Intelligence and Quality of Work Life between Iranian and Indian University Employees: A Cross–Cultural Study

Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Psychology, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Zahedan, IR Iran

2 Department of Psychology, Delhi University, Indian


The purpose of present study was to ascertain the relationship of emotional intelligence and quality of work life, and also to compare these two variables between Iranian and Indian university employees. A total of 400 university employees (200 employees from University of Sistan and Baluchestan and 200 employees from Delhi University) were selected at random for this study. Emotional Quotient Questionnaire and Quality of Work Life Scale were used for data collection. For analyzing the data, Pearson correlation coefficient, Multiple Stepwise Regression, independent samples t–test and One Way MANOVA was applied. The results demonstrated high scores of emotional intelligence were associated with higher scores of job and career, working conditions, and overall quality of work life. But emotional intelligence was not significantly correlated with general well-being, stress at work, control at work, and home work interface sub–scales. Job and career was a unique predictor for emotional intelligence in both samples. The results also indicated that employees of Sistan and Baluchestan University reported slightly higher emotional intelligence, job and career, general well-being, home–work interface, working conditions, and overall scores of quality of work life, in comparison to employees of Delhi University.


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