Document Type : Original Article
Dentistry Student, Students’ Scienific Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran.
Ph.D. in Immunology, Associate Professor of Immunology Dept., Medical School, Jondishapour University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Professor of Biochemistry Dept., Medical School, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran.
Medical Student, Medical School, Jondishapour University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.
Student in Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation School, Jondishapour University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
Background and Objectives: Emotional intelligence (EI) is a social intelligence identifying the ability of an individual to understand others emotions establish sympathy with others and adjust his emotions with others In fact EI enables individuals to have a proper understanding of their own and others emotions and use it in their human relationships effectively The purpose of this study was to determine mean of emotional intelligence in stager medical students of Tehran University of Medical Sciences and its relationship with their academic achievement Methods: In this analyticdescriptive study a total of 70 stager medical students of Tehran University of Medical Sciences in the academic year 20072008 were selected and their EI was determined by using a standard questionnaire ( a cronbach=0937) consisted of 90 questions Moreover the relationship between EI and variables of age sex students rank in the university entrance exam grade point average and satisfaction of the field of study was determined Data analysis was done through SPSS 16 software package Results: Mean EI of the subjects in all 15 domains of the questionnaire were lower than the standard values Minimum score belonged to the interpersonal relationships and maximum score belonged to the goodview None of the studied variables showed significant relationship with emotional intelligence (p >005) Conclusion: The results of this study emphasize on the necessity of more educational planning for increasing emotional intelligence of stager medical students during their educational period In this way they can achieve better academic achievement and do their internship responsibilities more efficiently However lack of enough information about emotional intelligence requires further studies
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