Health Commun.  2018 Jun;13(1):19-27. 10.15715/kjhcom.2018.13.1.19.

The Mediating Effect of Ego-Resilience on the Relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Nursing Performance among Clinical Nurses

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  • 1Department of Nursing, Keimyung University, Korea. 11578@gw.kmu.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to identify the relationships and the levels of emotional Intelligence, ego-resilience and nursing performance and to investigate the mediating effects of ego-resilience in the relationship emotional Intelligence with nursing performance among clinical nurses.
METHODS
The study design was a cross-sectional survey. The study participants were a total of 142 clinical nurses who were registered in three general hospitals. The data were analyzed by frequency, t-test, ANOVA, Pearson's correlation coefficients, and multiple regression analysis using SPSS 21.0 software and Sobel's test was conducted to evaluate availability of the mediating effects of ego-resilience.
RESULTS
The study results had shown that there were significant co-relationships of the emotional Intelligence, ego-resilience and nursing performance and the mediating effects of ego-resilience in the relationship emotional Intelligence with nursing performance.
CONCLUSION
Emotional intelligence in enhancing nursing performance, was an element to enhance hospital performance by managing self-emotion in relationships of patients and clinical staffs. In addition, ego-resilience as a mediating variable in the relationship emotional Intelligence with nursing performance, should be considered to develop each nursing department programs and strategy for improving nursing performance through enhancing emotional intelligence.

Keyword

Emotional Intelligence; Ego-resilience; Nursing performance

MeSH Terms

Cross-Sectional Studies
Emotional Intelligence*
Hospitals, General
Humans
Negotiating*
Nursing*
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