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How Does Emotional Intelligence Make One Feel Better at Work? The Mediational Role of Work Engagement

The Role of Emotional Intelligence in Engagement in Nurses

Department of Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, University of Almería, Almería 04120, Spain
Department of Psychology, Universidad Autónoma de Chile, Providencia 7500000, Chile
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15(9), 1915;
Received: 9 August 2018 / Revised: 29 August 2018 / Accepted: 31 August 2018 / Published: 3 September 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Workplace Health Promotion 2018)
Aware that engagement in the healthcare field needs high levels of emotional intelligence, we began this study to determine 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. The final study sample was made up of 2126 working nursing professionals. Data was obtained by distributing, 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 were used. The results showed that nurses with higher levels of emotional intelligence also scored more highly in engagement, with the interpersonal factor being the greatest predictor of engagement. This study has significant practical implications for the creation of intervention programs and activities to improve the performance of nurses in the workplace. View Full-Text
Keywords: engagement; emotional intelligence; nurses engagement; emotional intelligence; nurses
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Pérez-Fuentes, M.D.C.; Molero Jurado, M.D.M.; Gázquez Linares, J.J.; Oropesa Ruiz, N.F. The Role of Emotional Intelligence in Engagement in Nurses. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15, 1915.

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Pérez-Fuentes MDC, Molero Jurado MDM, Gázquez Linares JJ, Oropesa Ruiz NF. The Role of Emotional Intelligence in Engagement in Nurses. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2018; 15(9):1915.

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Pérez-Fuentes, María D.C., María D.M. Molero Jurado, José J. Gázquez Linares, and Nieves F. Oropesa Ruiz. 2018. "The Role of Emotional Intelligence in Engagement in Nurses" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 15, no. 9: 1915.

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