Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

First Advisor

Stewart, Alice C. & Toms, Forrest


There is a growing emphasis in institutions of higher learning to produce sustainable andcompetitive graduates who possess relevant personal competencies for career success. Emotional intelligence skills can provide the competitive edge for graduates to be successful intheir industry of choice. Integrating emotional intelligence into higher education can potentially shift the learning environment and increase specific personal competencies. This study aims to investigate the influence of an emotional intelligence intervention to improve college students’ intrapersonal and interpersonal skills to impact leader behavior skills and team effectiveness.