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The role of Emotional Intelligence in Engagement in Nurses

Version 1 : Received: 13 June 2018 / Approved: 13 June 2018 / Online: 13 June 2018 (16:37:09 CEST)
Version 2 : Received: 13 June 2018 / Approved: 14 June 2018 / Online: 14 June 2018 (14:34:29 CEST)

How to cite: Pérez-Fuentes, M.D.C.; Molero, M.D.M.; Gázquez, J.J.; Orpesa, N.F. The role of Emotional Intelligence in Engagement in Nurses. Preprints 2018, 2018060221 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201806.0221.v1). Pérez-Fuentes, M.D.C.; Molero, M.D.M.; Gázquez, J.J.; Orpesa, N.F. The role of Emotional Intelligence in Engagement in Nurses. Preprints 2018, 2018060221 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201806.0221.v1).

Abstract

1) Background: Aware that engagement in the healthcare field needs high levels of emotional intelligence, we began this study in to the relationship between engagement and emotional intelligence in nurses. The objective of this study was to determine the explanatory value of the components of emotional intelligence for engagement in a sample of nurses, and to identify which of the emotional intelligence components have the greatest explanatory value for dimensions of engagement, by sex.; 2) Methods: The final study sample was made up of 2126 working nursing professionals with a mean age of 31.66 (SD=6.66). To compile the data, an ad hoc questionnaire was used to collect sociodemographic information, and to collect professional and employment information, the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale, and the Reduced Emotional Intelligence Inventory for Adults.; 3) Results: The results show that nurses with higher levels of emotional intelligence also scored more highly in engagement, with the Interpersonal factor being the greatest predictor of engagement.; and 4) Conclusions: This study have significant practical implications for the creation of intervention programs and activities to improve the performance of nurses in the workplace.

Subject Areas

Engagement; Emotional Intelligence; Nurses; sexo.

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