SMU Guildhall Graduate Catalog Fall 2015 — Cohort 22 - Page 18

Matt Worrell Production « Video Game Development Success Through Emotional Intelligence Research has shown that leaders with team. To track team performance, the effective than leaders with low emotional evaluations. The study tracked these two high emotional intelligence are more intelligence. The video game producer is a leadership role, so the goal of this study was to discover if a video game producer’s emotional intelligence impacts team performance. To test this theory, the study tracked two measures—the producer’s emotional intelligence and team performance. To measure the producer’s emotional intelligence, the study distributed an emotional intelligence survey about the project’s producer to the development 18 PRODUCTION study used the average of the team’s peer measures over the projects’ first three milestones and compared the results. The study had contradictory results, as one producer’s emotional intelligence and team performance shared a positive relationship while the other producer’s measures do not have a positive relationship. Further research is suggested to determine why there were contradictory results and to further prove the study’s hypothesis.