J Korean Acad Soc Nurs Educ.  2016 Aug;22(3):264-273. 10.5977/jkasne.2016.22.2.264.

The Effects of Humanistic Knowledge and Emotional Intelligence on Communication Skills of Nurses

Affiliations
  • 1College of Nursing, Pusan National University, Korea.
  • 2Pusan National University Hospital, Korea. wjsth64@naver.com

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to investigate humanistic knowledge, emotional intelligence, and communication skills among nurses and to identify factors influencing the communication skills of nurses in five hospitals.
METHODS
Data were collected from 248 nurses in hospitals from August 25 to September 9, 2015. Data were analyzed with descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, Pearson's correlations and enter method regression analysis using the SPSS/Win 22.0 program.
RESULTS
There were significant differences in humanistic knowledge according to religion, education, work department, number of night duty, pay level satisfaction, job satisfaction, and job performance. There were significant differences in emotional intelligence according to all general characteristics. There were significant differences in communication skills according to education, position, number of night duty, and job performance. Communication skills showed positive correlations with humanistic knowledge and emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence correlated positively with humanistic knowledge. Emotional intelligence was a significant predictor and accounted for 32% of variance in the communication skills.
CONCLUSION
To strengthen communication skills, programs need to be complemented in order to promote humanistic knowledge and emotional intelligence for nurses.

Keyword

Nurse; Humanities; Knowledge; Emotional intelligence; Communication

MeSH Terms

Complement System Proteins
Education
Emotional Intelligence*
Humanities
Job Satisfaction
Methods
Work Performance
Complement System Proteins
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