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Reporter: Marc Schoder
PORTALES—Drs. John Humphreys, Bill Brunsen and Dale Davis from Eastern New Mexico University's College of Business recently authored and presented a paper titled "The Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Coping Ability, and Affective Commitment: Further Implications for Health Care
Management" at the 21st Annual Southwest Business Symposium at the University of Central Oklahoma at Edmund.
"It seemed to be a good avenue to run a little research in," says Dr. Davis, professor of marketing.
"It's the type of paper that one does in academia," says Dr. Davis. "It often confirms common sense. Dr. Humphreys took the time to lay it out step by step," adds Dr. Davis.
The paper came from original research done at Presbyterian in Clovis by Dr. Humphreys and a graduate student.
"Dr. Humphreys and the graduate student wrote a paper about the research that they had done," adds Dr. Davis. The trio of ENMU business professors examine leadership and why people do the things they do, and is the effect on them.
Dr. Davis says that they came up with 5-7 hypotheses that were presented in the paper. "The higher the emotional intelligence, the more likely the higher the affective component of the caregiver," says Dr. Davis. "I had done my doctorate in organizational behavior, even though I had been teaching marketing for a good number of years," adds Dr. Davis.
Until Dr. Humphreys came to ENMU three or four years ago, Dr. Davis had been teaching the graduate organizational behavior class. "I have maintained this interest even though I haven't been teaching the class," notes Dr. Davis. "I was interested in Dr. Humphreys' original research just as an item of interest since I have been around, off and on, caregivers for my own health and health of my family," says Dr. Davis.
This interest leads Dr. Davis to reflect on health caregivers in general. "I have been hospitalized a number of times while in the Marine Corps, as well as in private life," says Dr. Davis. "It's a good paper and something I can identify with. It should be well received by the academic community."