Author(s): Kaur D, Sambasivan M, Kumar N
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Abstract PURPOSE: The purpose of this research is to study the impact of individual factors such as emotional intelligence (EI) and spiritual intelligence (SI) on the caring behavior of nurses. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey using questionnaire was conducted by sampling 550 nurses working in seven major public hospitals in Malaysia. Data were analyzed using structural equation modeling (SEM). RESULTS: The main findings are: (1) critical existential thinking and transcendental awareness dimensions of SI have significant impacts on assurance of human presence dimension of caring behavior; (2) personal meaning production and conscious state expansion dimensions of SI have significant impacts on perception of emotion and managing own emotions dimensions of EI; and (3) managing own emotions dimension of EI has significant impacts on respectful deference to other and assurance of human presence dimensions of caring behavior of nurses. CONCLUSION: The results can be used to recruit and educate nurses. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
This article was published in Appl Nurs Res
and referenced in Journal of Community & Public Health Nursing