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Confirmation of Candidature: Candidate - Andre Degreef

Investigating the Role of Emotional Intelligence in Shaping Reactions to Downsizing - A Social Cognitive Career Theory Perspective

Date: 17 December 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Venue: Toowoomba - Q303, or via Zoom
Contact: For more information, please contact the Graduate Research School.
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This research seeks to identify the influence and impact of Emotional Intelligence (both employee and manager) on employees’ reactions to, and satisfaction with, organisational change and downsizing from within a Social Cognitive Career Theory (SCCT) framework. Downsizing is emotional, and the emotional reactions of victims and survivors have received significant attention over the years. The role of emotional intelligence as a factor in those reactions has not received the same attention. This research aims to address this gap. The studies proposed as part of this research aim to investigate the role of emotional intelligence in shaping reactions to downsizing, and whether developing the emotional intelligence of employees and managers through training may lead to better outcomes for employees during and following downsizing events. The ultimate outcome of the research program is to develop a theory-based Emotional Intelligence training program to improve the psychological outcomes for victims, survivors and executioners of organisational change and downsizing programs.