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Associative Journal of Health Sciences

Emotional Intelligence Among Undergraduate Medical Students at University Of Baghdad

Submission: January 02, 2020;Published: March 13, 2020


Objectives: The study aims to assess the level emotional intelligence among undergraduate medical students and to identify the relationship between the level of emotional intelligence and some demographic variables of the students such as: academic year, gender, residency, and monthly income.

Methodology: A descriptive, cross-sectional design that is initiated for the period of January 1st to May 1st, 2018 on a sample consisted of [200] students which was selected by convenient sampling method from four medical colleges at University of Baghdad that are: College of medicine, college of dental medicine, college of pharmacy, and college of nursing. The questionnaire is designed and adopted which consists of two parts; the first part is contained the covering letter and the demographic variable of the students and the second part is concerned with Emotional Intelligence Scale [EIS]. The data have been collected through the utilization of the self-administrative report as a mean of data collection and analyzed by application of statistical package for social science IBM SPSS [v. 24]

Results: The result referred that student are showing moderate level of emotional intelligence [63.5%]. There is significant relationship between emotional intelligence with students’ gender, while there are no significant relationships between emotional with academic year, residency, and monthly income.

Conclusion: The study concluded that students at medical colleges group are emotionally stable and emotionally intelligent. There is difference in gender of students with regard to emotional intelligence.

Recommendation: The study recommended for conducting future related studies with various variables and re-conducting the study on a large sample and different specialties is necessary.

Keywords: Emotional intelligence; Medical students

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