American Journal of Nursing Science
Volume 7, Issue 5, October 2018, Pages: 173-177
Received: Jun. 20, 2018;
Accepted: Jul. 17, 2018;
Published: Sep. 15, 2018
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Ghada Mohamed Hassan Hamouda, Department of Nursing Administration, Faculty of Nursing, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt
Elham Abdullah Helmi Al Nagshabandi, Department of Nursing Administration, Faculty of Nursing, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt; Department of Med-Surg. Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, King AbdulAziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Emotional Intelligence is considered one of the main important skills in healthcare. Many higher institutions of nursing are interested in for improving nursing students’ academic results by demonstrating emotional intelligence competencies. The aim of the study is to assess the perception of emotional intelligence self-assessment among nursing students. Accordingly, a quantitative and descriptive cross-sectional design was used in this study in which data was collected by distributing a questionnaire among nursing students (N=326) in the Faculty of Nursing, Alexandria University. The findings of the study revealed that the highest mean of nursing students was for social-emotional management, while the lowest mean was for emotional awareness. Also, there was a significant statistical difference between the perception of nursing students’ emotional intelligence and their educational level. In conclusion, enhancing emotional intelligence skills among nursing students is essential for their academic performance as well as their profession. Hence, it should be introduced in the nursing curriculum to improve the quality of critical thinking to graduating in their fourth year including workshops to integrate the theoretical studies with clinical practice.
Ghada Mohamed Hassan Hamouda,
Elham Abdullah Helmi Al Nagshabandi,
The Perception of Emotional Intelligence Self-Assessment Among Nursing Students, American Journal of Nursing Science.
Vol. 7, No. 5,
2018, pp. 173-177.
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