Comparison of the Relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Organizational Cultural Attitudes among Nurses

Fatemeh Rezaei, Maedeh Faraji Douki, Shaghayegh Gorzin Mataee, Zeynab Marzban, Elham Mirza

Abstract


Introduction: Considering the importance of emotional intelligence and its impact on different spheres of life, including career progression, job satisfaction, work environment and organizational performance, this article has been designed to determine the relationship between emotional intelligence and organizational culture of nurses.

Methods: The research is a descriptive analytical and cross-sectional study which was performed on 168 nurses of Ayatollah Rohani Hospital in Babol using two emotional intelligence questionnaires (?=0.93) and Hofstede organizational culture questionnaire (?=0.73). Sampling method was simple random. Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics (Pearson correlation coefficient test).

Findings: There is a direct and significant relationship between emotional intelligence and organizational culture (r=0.61); also, there was an inverse and significant relationship between emotional intelligence and male-female cultures (r=-0.23); there was no relationship between emotional intelligence and other organizational culture scales, including individualism-collectivism, trust-risk culture, and the culture of the distribution of just-unfriendly power.

Conclusion: Considering the relationship between emotional intelligence and organizational culture in this study, and also the influence of some of the components of emotional intelligence on organizational culture, education of all indicators of emotional intelligence is recommended for the growth and enhancement of individual and professional capabilities of individuals. 


Keywords


Emotional Intelligence; Organizational Culture; Nurses

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