Assessing emotionally intelligent leadership in pharmacy students

Robert C. Haight, Claire Kolar, Michael H. Nelson, Kerry K. Fierke, Brandon J. Sucher, Kristin K. Janke

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Objective. To determine the frequency distribution of pharmacy students across Emotionally Intelligent Leadership Inventory (EILI) measures. Methods. The EILI was administered to 235 pharmacy students at two schools. The instrument was systematically compared to the 2013 CAPE Outcomes and analyzed by confirmatory factor analysis. Results. The EILI has primary connections with pharmacy competencies related to interprofessional communication and leadership. The three facets of the EILI were verified for internal consistency (Context, α=.78; Self, α=.74; Others, α=.79). Student scores were the highest for the consciousness of self facet, with a mean score of 31.4 out of 40. Conclusion. The EILI shows promise as an instrument for use in assessing pharmacy students’ emotional intelligence and leadership skills.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number29
JournalAmerican journal of pharmaceutical education
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017


  • Assessment
  • CAPE outcomes
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Leadership
  • Self-awareness


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