Document Type : Original Research Paper


PhD, Higher Education Management Office, School of Economics and Management,Science and Research Campus, Islamic Azad University (IAU), Tehran, Iran


This research aimed at identifying the role of emotional intelligence (EI) -based management in improving faculty effectiveness. Research methodology was descriptive-survey of exploratory type. Statistical population were the faculty members in the Islamic Azad University branches across Tehran (N = 3500). The subjects of the study (sample) consisted of 351 faculty members selected through stratified random method. Data were collected via two researcher-administrated questionnaires. Statistical operations employed for data analysis included: Independent T-test, Wilkoxon Test, Variance Analysis and Factor Analysis. Findings showed that there are 10 EI-based leadership factors which determine faculty effectiveness. Results also suggested a significant difference between desirable and current situations in Islamic Azad universities