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Tavan A, Chehrzad M, Kazemnejad Leili E, Sedri N. Relationship between emotional intelligence and occupational exhaustion on nurses. J Holist Nurs Midwifery. 2016; 26 (2) :49-58
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Relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Occupational

Exhaustion on Nurses

By: Tavan A1, Chehrzad M.M2*, Kazemnejad Leili E3, Sedri N4

1) PhD Candidate of health in disasters and emergencies, Shahid Sadoghi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran.
2) Pediatric nursing department, Instructor, PhD candidate, Social Determinants of Health Research Center(SDHRC), School of Nursing and Midwifery, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran
3) Bio-statistics, Associate professor, Social Determinants of Health Research Center (SDHRC), School of Nursing and Midwifery, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran
4) Critical Care Nurses(MSN), Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Received: 2014/11/10

Accepted: 2014/02/19


Introduction: Emotional intelligence is a group of skills that enhances individual's ability to succeed encounter environmental pressures and improve occupational achievement.

Objective: The aim of study is to determine relationship between occupational exhaustion and emotional intelligence among nurses.

Methods: This correlative descriptive study was done on 240 nurses from educational medical centers in Rasht who were selected by randomized stratified sampling method. The tools of study were Bar-on Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire with 5 subscales (Intrapersonal, adaptation, stress-management and general-mood) and Maslach Burnout Inventory consist of 3 general scales (emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and personal accomplishment). Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics (Spirman correlation and ordinal logistic regression tests).

Results: There was a significant inverse relationship between emotional intelligence and emotional exhaustion (p=0.05, r=−0.122) and between emotional intelligence and depersonalization (p<0.0001, r=−0.258). There was a direct significant correlation between emotional intelligence and personal accomplishment (p<0.0001, r=0.413) among nurses.

Conclusion: Considering the results of our research, having emotional intelligence can lead to decreased occupational burnout; therefore, it is imperative to establish emotional intelligence training courses in order to reduce nurses' occupational burnout.

Keywords: Emotional Intelligence, Professional Burnout, Hospital Nursing Staff

*Corresponding Author: Minoo Mitra Chehrzad, Rasht, School of Nursing and Midwifery

Email: chehrzad@gums.ac.ir

Article Type : Applicable | Subject: General
Received: 2016/06/6 | Accepted: 2016/06/6 | Published: 2016/06/6

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