Peter J. Jordan, Ph.D.

member emotional intelligence consortium

Affiliation: Griffith Business School


Jordan, Ph.D. is a Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Department of Employment Relations and Human Resources, Griffith Business School, Brisbane, Australia. Peter gained his PhD in Management from the University of Queensland in Australia. His doctoral thesis examined the impact of emotional intelligence on the longitudinal performance of teams. His current research focuses on four main areas:

Performance in work teams and particularly the impact of emotional intelligence on work team processes;

Emotions and job insecurity in organizations and the influence of emotional intelligence on individual decision making and innovation in organizations undergoing change;

The negative effects of emotional intelligence;

Training in emotional intelligence abilities and whether emotional intelligence can be trained.

Peter’s research has been published in journals such as The Academy of Management Review, Human Performance, Human Resource Management Review, and Leadership and Organizational Development Journal. He has also published a number of book chapters relating to emotional intelligence. Peter has been awarded 5 Australian Research Council Grants for researching various aspects of the impact of emotional intelligence in the workplace. These grants are to examine the efficacy of training emotional intelligence (2003 – 2005), the moderating effect of emotional intelligence on job insecurity (2004 – 2006) and the impact of emotional intelligence on conflict resolution in teams (2005 – 2007) the impact of emotional intelligence in complex project management (2009 – 2011) and mobilising productive responses at work in response to uncertainty and fear (2013 – 2015).

In addition to his research interests, Peter presents and consults on the topics of organizational change, work team performance and emotional intelligence to a wide array of organizations in South East Asia. He has presented his research to a broad range of international conferences and made presentations to business groups in Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, India and the Middle East. Prior to entering academia, Peter was involved in operational and strategic planning for the Australian Government.


Lindebaum, D. & Jordan P. (2014) A critique on neuroscientific methods and theories in organizational behaviour studies, Journal of Organizational Behavior, DOI: 10.1002/job.1940

Lindebaum, D., & Jordan, P. J. (2014). When it can be good to feel bad and bad to feel good: Exploring asymmetries in workplace emotional outcomes. Human Relations, 67(9), 1037-1050.

Lawrence, S.A., Jordan, P.J. & Callan, V.  (2014) Initial Validation of the Support Mobilization for Work Stressors Inventory.  Australian Journal of Management. doi:10.1177/0312896214528186 

Tallberg, L., Jordan. P.J., & Boyle, M. (2014) The “green mile”: crystallisation ethnography in an emotive context. Journal of Organizational Ethnography, 3, 80 – 95.

Collins, A. L., Lawrence, S. A., Troth, A. C., & Jordan, P. J. (2013). Group affective tone: A review and future research directions. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 34(S1), S43-S62.

Lindebaum, D., & Jordan, P. J. (2012). Positive emotions, negative emotions, or utility of discrete emotions?. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 33(7), 1027-1030.

Troth A.C., Jordan, P.J. & Lawrence, S.A. (2012) Emotional intelligence, communication competence, and student perceptions of team social cohesion.  Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 30, 414-424.  ERA A Impact factor .717

Troth A.C. & Jordan, P.J. Lawrence, S.A & Tse, H. (2011) A multilevel model of emotional intelligence and communication performance in teams. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 33, 700–722. (ERA A*) Impact factor 2.351

Lindebaum, D. & Jordan, P.J. (2011) Relevant but exaggerated: The effects of emotional intelligence on project manager performance in construction, Construction Management and Economics, 30, 575 – 583. (ABDC A*)

Jordan, P.J. & Troth, A.C. (2011) Emotional intelligence and leader member exchange: the relationship with employee turnover intentions and job satisfaction. Leadership and Organizational Development Journal, 38, 260 - 280. (ERA B)

Ramachandran, Y., Jordan, P.J., Troth, A.C. & Lawrence, S.A. (2011)  Emotional intelligence, emotional labor and organisational citizenship behaviour in service environments, International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion , 4, 2, 136 - 157 (ERA C)

Jordan, P.J., Dasborough, M.T., Daus, C.S, & Ashkanasy, N.M. (2010) A Call to Context: Comments on Emotional Intelligence and Emotional Social Competencies.  Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 3, 145 - 148.

Jordan, P.J. & Lawrence, S.A.  (2009) Emotional intelligence in Teams: Development and initial validation of the Workgroup Emotional Intelligence Profile – Short Version (WEIP-S).  Journal of Management & Organization, 15 (4), 452 - 469. (ABDC B).

Jordan, P.J. & Lawrence, S.A. (2009) Emotional intelligence in Teams: Development and initial validation of the Workgroup Emotional Intelligence Profile – Short Version (WEIP-S). Journal of Management & Organization, 15 (4), 452 - 469.

Christie, A., Jordan, P. J., Troth, A. C., & Lawrence, S. A. (2007). Testing the links between emotional intelligence and motivation. Journal of Management & Organization, 13(3), 212 – 226.

Jordan, P.J., Lawrence, S.A., & Troth, A.C. (2006) The impact of negative mood on team performance. Journal of Management & Organization., 12 (2): 131 - 145

Book Chapters

Kent, S., Jordan, P. J., & Troth, A. C.,  (2014) Institutional theory, normative pressures, emotions, and indirect aggression.  In W. J. Zerbe, N. M. Ashkanasy, & C. E. J. Härtel, (Eds.) Research on emotion in organizations, Volume 10. (p. 197 – 218) Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing

Kent, S., Troth, A. C., & Jordan, P. J., (2014) Mapping the terrain of aggression within the workplace context.  In W. J. Zerbe, N. M. Ashkanasy, & C. E. J. Härtel, (Eds.) Research on emotion in organizations, Volume 10. (p. 111 – 136)  Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing.

Jordan, P. J., Troth, A. C., & Ashkanasy, N.M.  (2013) Emotional intelligence and human frailty at work: Can we be too emotionally intelligent? in S. Fox, R. Burke, & C. L. Cooper (eds.) Human frailties: Wrong turns on the road to success. (p 151 – 164) Farnham, UK: Gower Publishing.

Troth, A.C., Jordan, P.J. & Westerlaken, K. (2014) Conflict, emotional intelligence and emotional regulation at work.  In N.M. Ashkanasy, O. B. Ayoko & K. A. Jehn (Eds) Handbook of Conflict Management Research. (p. 254 – 269) UK, Edward Elgar Publishing.

Jordan, P.J. (2013) Emotions in Comics during the Silver Age, Our Superheroes Ourselves. (p 53 - 73) Oxford Press: New York.

Daus, C.S, Jordan, P.J., Dasborough, M.T., & Ashkanasy, N.M. (2012) We are all made in wonderland: An organizational culture framework for emotions and emotional intelligence research. In N. M. Ashkanasy, C. E. J. Härtel, & W. J. Zerbe (eds.) Research on emotion in organizations, Volume 8: The emotions of compassion and care.  (p 337 – 402) Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing.

Collins, A.L. & Jordan, P.J.  (2012). Leadership during change at Qantas. In Dundon, T. and Wilkinson, A. (Eds) Case Studies in Global Management: Strategy, Innovation and People Management. (Chapter 17) Tilde University Press.

Lawrence, S.A., Jordan, P. J., Troth, A. C., & Collins, A.L.  (2011). A review of emotion regulation and development of a framework for emotion regulation in the workplace.  In P. Perrewe & D. Ganster (Eds.), Research in occupational stress and well being (pp. 197-263). Greenwich, CT: JAI Press.

Jordan, P.J., Murray, J.P. & Lawrence, S.A. (2009). The application of emotional intelligence in industrial and organizational psychology. In C. Stough, D. Saklofske & J. Parker (Eds), Assessing Emotional Intelligence: Theory, Research, and Applications. (pp.171 – 190) New York, N.Y.: Springer Publishing.

Ashkanasy, N.M. & Jordan, P.J. (2008) A Multi-level View of Leadership and Emotion. In Ronald H. Humphrey, Chester A. Schriesheim and Linda L. Neider, (Eds.), Affect and Emotion: New Directions in Management Theory and Research. (pp17 – 39) Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Jordan, P. J., Ashkanasy, N. M., & Daus, C. S. (2008). Emotional Intelligence: Rhetoric or reality? In S. Cartwright & C. L. Cooper (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of personnel psychology. (pp. 37 – 57) Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Jordan, P.J (2008). The use of emotional intelligence in business: Resolving varying definitions and measures and their relationship to work performance. In N. M. Ashkanasy & C. L. Cooper (Eds.), Research companion to emotions in organizations. (pp. 211 – 225). Cheltenham, UK: Edwin Elgar Publishing (New Horizons in Management Series).

Jordan, P. J, Ashkanasy, N. M., & Ascough, K. (2007). Emotional intelligence in organizational behavior and industrial-organizational psychology. In G. Matthews, M. Zeidner & R. D. Roberts (Eds.), Science of emotional intelligence: Knowns and unknowns (pp. 356 – 375). New York: Oxford University Press







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