Emotional Intelligence, Giving, and Life Satisfaction: Some New Data and Conclusions

Rajani Ganesh Pillai, North Dakota State University, USA
Doug Rymph, North Dakota State University, USA
Sukumarakurup Krishnakumar, North Dakota State University, USA
In this paper we show that Emotional Intelligence may play a significant and unique role in the way you spend money on others (gifts versus donations). Emotional Intelligence impacts the relationship between spending on others and life satisfaction differently, depending on whether individuals spend on gifts or donations.
[ to cite ]:
Rajani Ganesh Pillai, Doug Rymph, and Sukumarakurup Krishnakumar (2012) ,"Emotional Intelligence, Giving, and Life Satisfaction: Some New Data and Conclusions", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 40, eds. Zeynep G├╝rhan-Canli, Cele Otnes, and Rui (Juliet) Zhu, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research.