This page lists a couple of publications authored by Dr. Reuven Bar-On on the impact of EI on self-actualization:
Bar-On, R. (2010). Emotional intelligence: An integral part of positive psychology. South African Journal of Psychology, 40(1), 54-62.
Bar-On, R. (2001). Emotional intelligence and self-actualization. In J. Ciarrochi, J. Forgas, and J.D. Mayer (Eds.), Emotional intelligence in everyday life: A scientific inquiry. New York: Psychology Press, pp. 82-97.This page lists a number of publication authored or co-authored by Dr. Reuven Bar-On on EI theory, development, assessment and application: