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BERRIOS MARTOS, M. Pilar; AUGUSTO LANDA, José María  and  AGUILAR LUZON, María del Carmen. Perceived emotional intelligence and job satisfaction among nurse proffesionals. Index Enferm [online]. 2006, vol.15, n.54, pp.30-34. ISSN 1699-5988.

The present work has two main aims: on one hand, we wanted to test whether there is any relationship between Perceived Emotional Intelligence (PEI) and Job Satisfaction  (JS) and, on the other, to analize whether PEI is able to predict JS among nurse proffesionals. 180 nurses (both men and women) from a public hospital of Jaén have participated in our study. Our variables were tested by self-report questionnaires. Specifically, to measure PEI we used Salovey, Mayer, Goldman, Turvey & Palfai´s (1995) Trait Meta-Mood Scale (TMMS) and WS has been tested by Warr, Cook & Wall´s (1979) Overall Job Satisfaction (OJS). Our results show that there is a positive relationship between one factor from the PEI (Emocional Repare) and JS, both with the global store and with the dimensions scores (Extrinsic Satisfaction and Intrinsic Satisfaction). On the other hand, hierarquical regression analises point out that the PEI explain part of the JS variance that was no explained by age, sex, time of service, destination choice and working timetable. These results suggest that job satisfaction among nurse proffesionals is explained, among others, by cognitive and emotional variables.

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