Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 82--88

Ability emotional intelligence of nurse managers in the Midwestern United States


Susan M Ohlson1, Mary Ann Anderson2 
1 Hawaii Pacific Health, Pali Momi Medical Center, Aiea Hawaii, HI, USA
2 Department of Biobehavioral Nursing Science, College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

Correspondence Address:
Susan M Ohlson
Hawaii Pacific Health, Pali Momi Medical Center, Aiea Hawaii, HI
USA

Objective: The aim of this study was to describe the emotional intelligence (EI) and examine the corresponding demographic characteristics of front-line Nurse Managers in acute care settings. Methods: This quantitative descriptive study was conducted in eight acute care hospitals in the Midwestern United States. The Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT) was used to measure the EI of 87 front-line Nurse Managers. Demographic characteristics of the participants were captured on a second tool, the Nurse Manager Demographic Characteristics questionnaire. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used for analysis. Results: Significant correlations were found between the perceiving and using branches of the model and total EI score and nurses certified in a specialty. No significant correlations were found between EI and graduate education, age, years in management, percentage of time in management or number of direct reports. Considerations for future research are discussed. Conclusions: Opportunity exists to develop EI in front-line Nurse Managers.


How to cite this article:
Ohlson SM, Anderson MA. Ability emotional intelligence of nurse managers in the Midwestern United States.Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2015;2:82-88


How to cite this URL:
Ohlson SM, Anderson MA. Ability emotional intelligence of nurse managers in the Midwestern United States. Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Sep 27 ];2:82-88
Available from: http://www.apjon.org/article.asp?issn=2347-5625;year=2015;volume=2;issue=2;spage=82;epage=88;aulast=Ohlson;type=0