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1 M.Sc. in Educational Sciences, Islamic Azad University, Tonekabon Branch, Tonekabon, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Tonekabon Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tonekabon, Iran


The present study was conducted with the aim of explaining the relationship between emotional intelligence and self-management with organizational innovation of employees of the health network of Tonkabon city. The statistical population of the research was made up of 181 employees of the city health network. Simple random sampling was chosen as the statistical sample of the research. The research method was descriptive-correlative in nature and applied in terms of purpose. In this research, three standard questionnaires of emotional intelligence were used by Nowaka and Ahayuzu (2009), self-management skills by Manz et al. (2000) and organizational innovation by Amid et al. (2002). The validity of the questionnaires was based on content validity using the opinion of experts. Form based on the views of a number of the statistical community and the structure was examined and confirmed by confirmatory factor analysis. The reliability of the questionnaires was 0.92 for emotional intelligence, 0.95 for organizational innovation, and 0.96 for organizational innovation. 0/ was estimated. Data analysis was done at two levels of descriptive statistics and inferential statistics. Therefore, to test the research hypotheses, first of all, Kolmogorov Smirnov test to check the normality of data distribution and structural equation technique using statistical software. Smart PLS was used. The findings of the research showed that the research model had a good fit and indicated that emotional intelligence and self-management were directly related to organizational innovation of employees. The results of the research also showed that the components of social awareness and reward had the highest correlation with organizational innovation.