Volume 21, Issue 1 (Suppl 2012)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2012, 21(1): 254-261 | Back to browse issues page

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Janati Y, Musavi S A, Âzimi Lolaty H, Fani Saberi L, Hamta A, Feyzi S et al . Investigating Emotional Intelligence and Self Esteem Level Among Nursing and Midwifery Students of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences in 2010. J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci. 2012; 21 (1) :254-261
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Background and purpose: Nowadays, more attention is paid to emotional intelligence as an important factor influencing different aspects of human's life such as education, occupation and social environment. Self-esteem as one of the characteristics of normal person can change the level of emotional intelligence. Due to the important role of self-esteem and emotional intelligence, this research has been conducted with the goal of determining the self-esteem and emotional intelligence level among nursing and midwifery students of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences in 2010. Materials and methods: In this cross-sectional study, we have implemented MSEIS test and Cooper smith Self-Esteem Inventory for 145 nursing and midwifery students of Mazandaran university of Medical sciences. These samples were selected through Census methods. Data were analyzed by descriptive statistics and chi-square test using SPSS16. Results: In this study, emotional intelligence of 13.8%, 71.7% and 14.5% of students were high, medium and low, respectively. In addition, 91% of students had high self-esteem. The results showed that emotional intelligence has a significant correlation with self-esteem (P<0.001). Conclusion: As the emotional intelligence of most students was medium it seems that more attention to emotional intelligence is needed to enhance students’ mental health and success. Therefore, developing educational programs in the dimension of emotional intelligence of nursing and midwifery students is essential.
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