EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AS THE BASIS FOR EMPLOYEE PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING
Abstract. Emotional intelligence is the ability to perceive and understand information contained in emotions, use it to guide thinking, facilitate problem-solving and decision-making. It is an important aspect of an individual’s professional activity and well-being in the working environment. Psychological well-being is an integral mental phenomenon, a holistic experience that reflects the success of an individual's functioning in a social environment, accompanied by a favorable emotional background, a functional state of the body and psyche, a positive self-attitude, and a trusting attitude to the world. The aim of this theoretical article was to identify the connection between emotional intelligence of employees and their psycho- logical well-being. The results of the study showed a positive influence of emotional intelligence on such aspects of employee well-being as job satisfaction, job performance, burnout levels, work engagement, and turnover intentions. The article may be useful for managers and other professionals in order to significantly improve workplace environment.