Volume 8, Issue 2, April 2019, Page: 36-42
The Role of Emotional Intelligence in Relieving Work Pressure for Practice Nurses: A Cross-sectional Study
Shujuan Xu, Nursing Department, Yijishan Hospital, Wannan Medical College, Wuhu, China
Shenghong He, Nursing Department, Yijishan Hospital, Wannan Medical College, Wuhu, China
Meihong Zeng, Nursing Department, Yijishan Hospital, Wannan Medical College, Wuhu, China
Huahua Chen, Nursing Department, Yijishan Hospital, Wannan Medical College, Wuhu, China
Received: Dec. 27, 2018;       Accepted: Jan. 21, 2019;       Published: Mar. 1, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajns.20190802.11      View  224      Downloads  74
Abstract
EI involves the ability to relate to and influence others, and may be important for practice nurses. A questionnaire survey was conducted among 96 nurses who had just completed their internship period. The main work pressures experienced by practice nurses were analyzed. To investigate and analyze the main work pressures on clinical practice nurses, and improve their emotional literacy through targeted emotional intelligence (EI) education to support good professional quality and active responses to work stress. In total, 102 new practice nurses were randomly divided into control and experimental groups. Both groups received routine professional skill training. Nurses in the experimental group also received guided EI training. Working pressure and EI level were tested in both groups before and after the internship period. The main work pressures on practice nurses were excessive nursing workloads and poor allocation of work time. The experimental group had higher EI scores and lower pressure scores than the control group. EI education for practice nurses may be particularly important in relieving work pressures.
Keywords
Emotional Intelligence, Practice Nurses, Work Pressure
To cite this article
Shujuan Xu, Shenghong He, Meihong Zeng, Huahua Chen, The Role of Emotional Intelligence in Relieving Work Pressure for Practice Nurses: A Cross-sectional Study, American Journal of Nursing Science. Vol. 8, No. 2, 2019, pp. 36-42. doi: 10.11648/j.ajns.20190802.11
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