Tayyaba Sabir (MSc, 2016-2018) Supervisor: Afsheen Masood, PhD
This study aimed to investigate the relationship between emotional intelligence, occupational stress and work-family conflict among female lawyers. It was hypothesized that there would be significant relationship between emotional intelligence, occupational stress and work-family conflict in female lawyers. It was further hypothesized that emotional intelligence and occupational stress would predict work-family conflict. A sample of N = 120 women lawyers of age range 25-50 years was recruited from civil and high courts of Lahore, Pakistan. Self-reporting scales such as Emotional Intelligence Scale (SSEIT; Schutte, 1998), The Work-Family Conflict Scale (WAFCS; Haslam, 2014), The Workplace Stress Scale (WSS; Harris, 2011) were used to measure occupational stress. Results of Pearson product moment correlation showed that emotional intelligence was negatively associated with work-family conflict and occupational stress was positively significant related to work-family conflict. Findings of linear regression analysis showed that emotional intelligence and occupational stress were significant predictors of work-family conflict. The result of present study would help in understanding how emotional intelligence is important for occupational stress and work-family conflict in female lawyers.
Keywords: Emotional intelligence, occupational stress, work- family conflict, lawyers.