Nursing Students' Leadership and Emotional Intelligence in Turkey


DUYGULU S. , HİÇDURMAZ D. , AKYAR İ.

JOURNAL OF NURSING EDUCATION, cilt.50, ss.281-285, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 50 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3928/01484834-20110130-07
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF NURSING EDUCATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.281-285

Özet

The purpose of this study was to determine nursing students' leadership and emotional intelligence. The study was conducted as a descriptive study in a nursing school in 2008. The sample comprised 69 junior and 85 senior nursing students and was based on voluntary participation. Data were collected through a data sheet, a leadership style questionnaire, and the Bar-On Emotional Intelligence Quotient Inventory. There were no statistically significant differences in leadership orientations and emotional intelligence between junior and senior students (p > 0.05). Although there was a significant relationship between emotional intelligence and task-oriented leadership (r = 0.427, p = 0.001), there was no significant relationship between emotional intelligence and people-oriented leadership (r = 0.076, p = 0.367). Students' emotional intelligence score was average, and their people-oriented leadership score was approximately half of the total score. It is recommended to develop strategies for improving nursing students' people-oriented leadership skills during their nursing education.