Emotional Intelligence Training Program and its Effect on Nursing Students Problem Solving Skills
Keywords:Emotional intelligence -Nursing students- Problem solving skills
Background: Emotional intelligence is comprised of individual, emotional, and social abilities. It
includes the competency of an individual to manage their relationships with others, and regulate emotions
and efficiently solved their problem. Aim: this study aims to assess the effect of emotional intelligence
training program on nursing students problem solving skills. Design: A pretest- posttest one group quasiexperimental
study design was used. Setting: The study was conducted at the Technical Nursing Institute
at El-Fayoum University. Subjects: included all the available nursing students at second year was 200
nursing students. Tools of data collection: Data were collected by using two tools emotional intelligence
questionnaire and problem solving skills questionnaire. Results: 48.5% of the nursing students had high
emotional intelligence before the intervention. This increased to 86.5% at the post intervention phase and the
improvement continued through the follow up phases reachingto89.5%. Half of nursing students in the study
sample were high problem solving skills before the intervention. This rose to 87.5% at the post intervention
phase and reached 90.5% at the follow-up phase. Conclusion: There were highly statistically significant
correlations between emotional intelligence and problem solving skills. Recommendations: The Technical
Institute of Nursing should adopt the emotional intelligence, educational approach in all its different grades
and Enhance nursing problem solving skills through providing them with supportive and positive training
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