Assessment of Nursing Teachers' Emotional Intelligence

Document Type : Original Article

Authors

1 Doctorate scholar of nursing administration, Faculty of Nursing – Ain shams university

2 Professor of Nursing Administration, Faculty of Nursing – Ain shams university

3 Assistant Professor of Nursing Administration, Faculty of Nursing – Ain shams university

Abstract

Background: Emotional Intelligence is an array of non- cognitive capabilities, competencies
and skills that influence one's ability to succeed in coping with environmental demands and
pressures. Aim of the study: This study aims to assess nursing teachers' emotional intelligence.
Design: descriptive research design was used. Setting: This study conducted at Secondary
Technical Nursing Schools affiliated to the ministry of health at El- Behira Governorate Subjects:
Total study subjects included 120 nursing teachers. Research question: Is there change in nursing
teachers' emotional intelligence after implementing the training strategies? Tool of data collection:
this study was collected by using Bar-On Emotional Quotient Inventory-Short. Result: There was a
statistically significant relation between the educational level and stress management dimension in
the preprogram phase. There were statically significant relations between years of experience and
adaptability dimension, general mood dimension. Moreover, there was a statically significant
relation between years of experience and total emotional intelligence. There is a highly statistically
significant relation between nursing teachers' experience years and their total emotional level in pre
intervention phase. Conclusion: Majority of nursing teachers had low emotional intelligence level
regarding general mood, more than half of them low emotional intelligence level regarding
adaptability and intrapersonal emotional intelligence. Recommendations: enhance nursing teachers'
participation in social and cultural activities, conduct training program about emotional intelligence
strategies for nursing teachers in nursing schools.

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