The effect of student’s emotional intelligence on self-leadership in Malaysian public university

Hussein Ismail, Wajeha Al-Ani, Habibat Abubakar Yusuf

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This study aims to investigate using quantitative approach the effect of student’s emotional intelligence on self-leadership among Malaysian and international students in Malaysian public university. It also strives to examine whether student nationality plays a significant moderating role between emotional intelligence and self-leadership with 171 local and international students surveyed. Structural Equation Model through SmartPLS was used to know the effect and moderation. Findings of this study reported the direct-effect of student EQ on self-leadership and found significant moderation effect of student nationality between EQ (self-management) on self-leadership. The findings of this study were discussed and some suggestions, recommendations and implications were made for future studies’ investigations and practices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-215
Number of pages25
Issue numberSpecial Issue: EDUCATION
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018


  • Emotional intelligence
  • Malaysian and international students
  • Self and relationship management
  • Self and social awareness
  • Self-leadership

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Religious studies
  • Philosophy

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