Mediating Role of Organizational Commitment in Relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Job Performance: Evidence from Higher Education Sector of Pakistan


  • Muhammad Akram
  • Usman Afzal
  • Muhammad Ismail Ramay


Emotional Intelligence, Organizational Commitment, Job Performance, Education, Teachers, Pakistan


The purpose of current study was to empirically examine the mediation effect of organizational commitment in relationship between emotional intelligence and job performance in the Higher Education Sector of Pakistan. It used a sample of around 250 faculty members working in six private sector universities of Islamabad to collect self-reported perception-based data collected through standard questionnaires. Data was analyzed using Structural Equation Modelling (SEM). The study found significant positive effects of emotional intelligence on both organizational commitment and job performance. Organizational commitment was also found to influence teacher’s job performance significantly. Furthermore, the data analysis confirmed that organizational commitment played the role as mediator in the emotional intelligence–job performance relationship. This study is significant as it has not only substantiated the previous studies results on the subject but also contributed towards the body of knowledge on the subject. The results can help the practitioners and policy makers to apply the knowledge in the educational field for broadening the theoretical perspectives on university teachers’ job performance and formulation of policies at appropriate levels. At the end, certain limitations of the study and some recommendations for the future researchers are also included.