Effects of problem-solving skill training on emotional intelligence of nursing students: An experimental study

Shahbazi, S and Heidari, M and Sureshjani, EH and Rezaei, P (2018) Effects of problem-solving skill training on emotional intelligence of nursing students: An experimental study. J Educ Health Promot, 28 (7).

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Nursing students are generally trained to acquire the knowledge, skills, and approaches required for solving problems and contradictions in life and at work. In fact, problem-solving skills are the core of effective nursing activities. Therefore, the aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of problem-solving training on the promotion of emotional intelligence in nursing students. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This interventional case-control study used a pretest-posttest design. All senior nursing students (n = 43) attending the seventh semester of their undergraduate studies at Hazrat Fatemeh School of Nursing and Midwifery of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences were recruited in the present study. The participants were randomly allocated to either the intervention group (n = 20) or the control group (n = 23). The collected data were analyzed with SPSS software version 16. RESULTS: While the mean standardized scores of Emotional Quotient Inventory of the two groups were not significantly different before the intervention, the scores were significantly higher in the intervention group both immediately and 2 months after the intervention. Comparison of the standardized emotional intelligence scores revealed the intervention group to have significantly higher mean scores immediately and 2 months after the intervention compared to baseline scores (105.87 ± 9.82 and 109.44 ± 9.56 vs. 101.22 ± 10.93; P < 0.001). Such significant differences were absent in the control group. CONCLUSION: Using the results of this research in nursing education, it is possible to improve the level of nurses' knowledge and personal skills and to increase the level of services and increase the satisfaction of the clients.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, emotional intelligence, nursing, problem-solving
Subjects: WA Public Health
WM Psychiatry
WY Nursing
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email zamani.m@skums.ac.ir
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2019 07:24
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2019 07:24
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/7546

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