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ERIC Number: ED561509
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 179
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3034-6158-3
The Relationship between Emotional Intelligence, Self-Efficacy, and Clinical Performance in Associate Degree Nursing Students
Rice, Eileen W.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
The purpose of this study was to explore self-efficacy, an individual's beliefs about his or her ability to perform a series of tasks, and emotional intelligence, an individual's ability to perceive, use, understand, and manage emotions, as predictors for successful clinical performance in nursing students. The participants were 49 female and 7 male associate degree nursing students enrolled in one of five nursing programs located in the Northeastern United States. Participants ranged in age from 20 to 52, and were predominantly Caucasian (91%). A quantitative correlational design using SPSS Version 18 compared participant demographic/academic survey data, Schwarzer's General Self-Efficacy Scale, Cheraghi's Self-Efficacy in Clinical Performance Scale, the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test, Watson's Short Nursing Competencies Questionnaire, and clinical evaluation reports provided for each participant by each college. This study sought to examine the relationship between self-efficacy and emotional intelligence as they relate to clinical performance. A statistically significant positive relationship between self-efficacy and clinical performance and a statistically significant positive relationship between emotional intelligence and self-efficacy were found. No direct relationship between emotional intelligence and clinical performance was found. Implications for this study include the importance of fostering clinical self-efficacy in associate degree nursing students especially by building on their emotional intelligence abilities. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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