Gonen Ayala1* and Grinberg Keren2
1Senior Lecturer, Nursing Department, Faculty of Social and Community Sciences, Ruppin Academic Center, Emeq-Hefer, Israel
2Head of the Nursing Department, Faculty of Social and Community Sciences, Ruppin Academic Center, Emeq-Hefer, Israel
*Corresponding Author: Gonen Ayala, Senior Lecturer, Nursing Department, Faculty of Social and Community Sciences, Ruppin Academic Center, Emeq-Hefer, Israel.
Received: April 25, 2020; Published: July 25, 2020
Understanding the relationship between emotional intelligence and burnout among nursing students can provide insights on how to educate nursing students in effective conflict management that can occur both during clinical experience and in their future as nurses.
The Main Aim: To examine the relationship between burnout and emotional intelligence among nursing students.
Methods: A quantitative research was carried out among third- and fourth-year nursing students aged 21 - 33 years old. A total of 102 questionnaires (85% response rate) were received.
Results: The higher the emotional intelligence level, the lower the burnout level (p = .001), and vice versa. Differences were found between male and female students: female students were less worn out than male students, and between Jewish and Arab students: Jewish students were less worn out than Arab students.
Conclusion: There is a need to invest resources in the development and training of emotional intelligence in nursing education programs, in order to improve students' emotional intelligence.
Keywords: Emotional Intelligence; Burnout; Nursing Students; Gender; Training
Citation: Gonen Ayala and Grinberg Keren. “The Relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Burnout among Nursing Students". Acta Scientific Paediatrics 3.8 (2020): 10-18.
Copyright: © 2020 Gonen Ayala and Grinberg Keren. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.