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Tavan A, Chehrzad M, Kazemnejad Leili E, Sedri N. Relationship between emotional intelligence and occupational exhaustion on nurses. JHNM 2016; 26 (2) :49-58
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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

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

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