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An overview of emotional intelligence research in construction project management: methodological concerns.

Lawani, Ama

Authors

Ama Lawani



Contributors

Paul W. Chan
Editor

Christopher J. Neilson
Editor

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to present an overview of previous studies on Emotional Intelligence (EI) in construction project management. The literature was surveyed to identify and describe the characteristics of previous studies of EI in the construction industry. Research themes and methods are reviewed in order to establish how EI of construction project managers are assessed. The findings indicate that majority of the studies applied a positivist methodology in investigating EI which may cloud the actual perception of the individual and consequently the relevance of the concept. Furthermore, the deficit of any alternative methodology may prevent elucidation of new informative ways to explain EI in a unique context such as construction. The study recommends the exploration of construction professionals' identities through their real life experiences by applying the grounded theory approach in order to better understand how EI can be developed and applied in construction project management.

Citation

LAWANI, A. 2016. An overview of emotional intelligence research in construction project management: methodological concerns. In Chan, P.W. and Neilson, C.J. (eds.) Proceedings of 32nd annual ARCOM (Association of Researchers in Construction Management) conference 2016 (ARCOM 2016), 5-7 September 2016, Manchester, UK. Manchester: ARCOM [online], 2, pages 639-648. Available from: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/19b9891a3cdbd208208fae1aec27cd58.pdf

Conference Name 32nd annual ARCOM (Association of Researchers in Construction Management) conference 2016 (ARCOM 2016)
Conference Location Manchester, UK
Start Date Sep 5, 2016
End Date Sep 7, 2016
Acceptance Date May 7, 2016
Online Publication Date Sep 7, 2016
Publication Date Dec 31, 2016
Deposit Date Jul 5, 2021
Publicly Available Date Jul 5, 2021
Publisher ARCOM Association of Researchers in Construction Management
Volume 2
Pages 639-648
ISBN 9780995546301
Keywords Emotional intelligence; Professional identity; Review
Public URL https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/1358121
Publisher URL https://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/archive/2016-ARCOM-Full-Proceedings-Vol-2.pdf

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