Prediction of nurse's job satisfaction by their emotional intelligence and competence Print
BackgroundNurses play a crucial role in providing health care services in hospitals. Therefore، factors affecting job satisfaction of nurses are critical and important issues for study. The purpose of this research was to predict job satisfaction by emotional intelligence and competence among nurses working in central hospital of Bushehr University of Medical Sciences.
Material And MethodsIn this cross-sectional study، a total of 132 nurses working in main hospital of Bushehr University of Medical Sciences were selected and studied using census sampling. For data collection، a set of valid and reliable instruments including Shiberiyashring’s Emotional Intelligence Scale، Job Satisfaction Scale and Nurse Competence Scale were administered. The hypotheses were tested using linear Regression and Pearson correlation coefficient.
ResultsThe findings of linear regression analysis showed that emotional intelligence component of empathy and social skills predicted the job satisfaction changes but none of competence domains had predictive power of job satisfaction. The results showed that there was a significant relationship between emotional intelligence and Job satisfaction but there was no significant relationship between competence and job satisfaction.
ConclusionResults indicated that component of emotional intelligence like empathy and social skills are good predictors for nurses'' job satisfaction but competence cannot predict job satisfaction.
Iranian South Medical Journal, Volume:16 Issue:2, 2013
128 - 137
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