The aim of this study is to analyze the effects between emotional intelligence, perceived loneliness, and self-verification effort of employees in organizations, to determine the directions of such effects, and to investigate whether self-verification effort has a significant mediating role. A survey was used for data collection. Data were collected from 393 people working in an institution in Turkey’s Yozgat city by convenience sampling technique. Employees were asked to indicate their level of agreement with statements related to emotional intelligence, loneliness, and self-verification. They were also asked questions about demographic variables.
The data were analyzed via statistical analysis programs. The results of SEM analyses showed that emotional intelligence significantly affects loneliness and self-verification effort, and self-verification effort significantly affects loneliness. The study also found that self-verification effort has a significant mediating role in the effect of emotional intelligence on loneliness.