The objective of the research is to identify the emotional intelligence quotient and types of hostility among freshman
nurse students. Materials and method: 89 nurse students, first academic year of study, answered questions addressed through the Emotional intelligence test and Buss- Durkee Hostility Inventory. Different variables, such as age, gender, number of children in the family of origin or parents� level of education, were considered. Collected data were analysed with SPSS 17.0. Results: Age distribution is between 19 and 48 years, with M = 25.52 � 9.42, whereas the emotional intelligence quotient shows a M = 92.01�26.94. The correlational study identified a negative correlation between IE and resentment (-270*, p = .014), indirect hostility (-.223*, p = .044) and a strong negative correlation with suspicion (-.289**, p = 008). A positive correlation between parents� level of education and emotional intelligence was shown (0.220*, p = 0.039 ≤0.05). Conclusions: The study identifies the relationship between emotional intelligence and different types of hostility. Results are important for nurses and also for the university staff, to improve curricula and teaching methods and to develop emotional skills during theoretical and practical sessions.
- emotional intelligence
- nurse student
- psychological profile