Emotional Intelligence and its Associated Factors among Nursing Students in a Middle Eastern University

Authors

  • Deepa Shaji Thomas1 , Jansi Natarajan2 , Blessy Prabha Valsaraj3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijone.v13i1.13316

Keywords:

Emotional intelligence, nursing students, undergraduate, assessment.

Abstract

Introduction: Emotional intelligence (EI) needs to discover the quality location as a core element inside the
continuum of nursing education and the professional nurse.
Objective: The aim of this study is to identify the level of emotional intelligence (EI) of baccalaureate
nursing students and to develop a dashboard of information for further interventions.
Method: This is a cross sectional descriptive study conducted in a public university in Oman using simple
proportionate randomized sampling technique. Data was collected from 232 participants using TEIQue- SF
Questionnaire (Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire-Short Form) during the fall and spring semesters
of 2018.
Results: The majority of the nursing students (85.5%) had normal scores in total (43.1 to 71) and all the
subscales of emotional intelligence. Statistically significant higher scores were reported in male nursing
students in total and emotionality component scores. There were significant associations reported between
the EI scores and the CGPA and level of study. Higher age category and being male predicted higher EI
scores.
Conclusion: The findings of the study has paved an understanding on the level of emotional intelligence
of the nursing students on which the researchers can build suitable interventions for furtherance of their EI.

Author Biography

Deepa Shaji Thomas1 , Jansi Natarajan2 , Blessy Prabha Valsaraj3

1Lecturer (RN, MSN) Maternal & Child Health Dept, College of Nursing, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat,
Oman, 2Lecturer (Ph.D,MSN,RN) Fundamentals & Administration Dept, College of Nursing, Sultan Qaboos
University, Muscat, Oman, 3
Assistant Professor (Ph.D,MSN, MSCP, RN) & HOD, Community & Mental Health
Department, College of Nursing, Sultan Qaboos University,Muscat, Oman

Published

2020-12-30