Relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Professional Socialization of Nursing Students

AUTHORS

Mahni Rahkar-Farshi 1 , Mahnaz Jabraeili 1 , Maryam Vahidi 2 , *

1 Ph.D. Student in Nursing, Lecturer, Department of Pediatrics, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran, Iran

2 Ph.D. Student in Nursing, Department of Psychiatric(mental health) nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran, Iran

How to Cite: Rahkar-Farshi M , Jabraeili M , Vahidi M . Relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Professional Socialization of Nursing Students , Strides Dev Med Educ. 2015 ; 12(3):e58712.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Strides in Development of Medical Education: 12 (3); e58712
Published Online: August 28, 2015
Article Type: Research Article
Received: July 25, 2017
Accepted: December 06, 2014

Crossmark

CHEKING

READ FULL TEXT
Abstract

Background & Objective: The professional socialization process of the field of nursing begins with entry into nursing education programs and continues with the completion of nursing education and entry into the work environment. In order to improve this process, its reinforcing factors must be identified. Therefore, this study was conducted to investigate the relationship between emotional intelligence and professional socialization of nursing students of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Iran.

Methods: In this correlational study, after calculating the sample size, all nursing students of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences in their 6th, 7th, and 8th semesters were studied. Data collection tools consisted of demographic characteristics questionnaire, Toit’s Professional Socialization Scale, and Shiring/Siberia Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire. All data were analyzed using SPSS software and descriptive and analytical statistics.

Results: The professional socialization and emotional intelligence of nursing students was above average level. Total emotional intelligence and its subscales had no significant correlation with students’ professional socialization score. However, professional socialization had significant correlation with gender, grade point average of previous semesters, and hope for future career.

Conclusion: It seems that the professional socialization of nursing students is impacted by learning in cognitive and psychomotor domains more than by their emotional intelligence. However, considering the importance of the emotional domain in comprehensive and humane care, emotional intelligence skills training seems necessary for students.

Keywords

Socialization Emotional intelligence Nursing Students

© 2015, Medical Education Development Center. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) which permits copy and redistribute the material just in noncommercial usages, provided the original work is properly cited.

Fulltext

 

References

  • 1.

    Reference is available in pdf

  • COMMENTS

    LEAVE A COMMENT HERE: