Emotional Quotient and Leadership Behaviors Among Nurse Managers in a Government Hospital
Keywords:Descriptive correlational design, Emotional quotient, Leadership behaviors, Nurse managers
Improving the integration of safe, effective, and high-quality care requires good nursing leadership. On the other hand, emotional intelligence enhances communication so that nurses can manage conflict more successfully. This quantitative research utilized the descriptive correlational research design to assess the interrelationship among profile, emotional quotient, and leadership behaviors of nurse managers of a government hospital in Cebu Province for the first quarter of 2022. Findings of the study revealed that most of the respondents were aged 31 to 40 years old and majority of the respondents were females. Most of the respondents were single and majority of them have a bachelor’s degree. Most of the respondents were assigned in the OB-Gyne Ward and most of them served as a nurse manager for 4 to 7 years already. Lastly, most of them have 201 to 250 hours of related seminars and trainings attended. The emotional quotient of the respondents was good. There was a good level of personal and social competence among the respondents. Overall the leadership behavior of the nurse managers was low. Specifically, the leadership behaviors of tolerance of uncertainty, persuasiveness, and production emphasis were moderate while representation, demand reconciliation, initiation of structure, tolerance and freedom, role assumption, consideration, predictive accuracy, integration, and superior orientation were low. The profile of the respondents was not significantly correlated with the emotional quotient and leadership behavior. Emotional quotient was significantly correlated with leadership behavior.
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