The relationship between moral intelligence and job satisfaction among faculty members of Kashan university of medical sciences in 2017

Maryam Akbarilakeh, Zohreh Rajabi Arani, Hossein Akbari

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Abstract

Background and Aims: Faculty members are the most important factor in students’ education because they affect the thoughts of thousands of people and play an important role in improving quality of education. Faculty members with high moral intelligence can create trust, commitment, motivation and satisfaction.
Materials and Methods: In the present descriptive-analytic and cross-sectional study, 100 faculty members were randomly selected through simple random sampling. The data collection tools were two valid questionnaires:1-Lennick and Kiel questionnaire including 40 questions concerning moral intelligence, and 2- Minnesota
questionnaire (MSQ) including 20 questions to assess job satisfaction which their reliability were measured by Cronbach’s alpha coefficient of 96% and 79%, respectively. The data were analyzed using SPSS version 16 software. All research steps were conducted according to the ethical standards of the research.
Results: The mean score of moral intelligence of the faculty members was 75.68. Similarly, the mean score of satisfaction of studied community was 58.16. About 77% of faculty members revealed a good and higher than good moral intelligence. Job satisfaction of 76% of members were also good and higher than good. Pearson correlation coefficient between job satisfaction and moral intelligence equaled 0.556 (P <0.001). This correlation coefficient was positive in all dimensions of job satisfaction demonstrating a direct relationship between these two variables.
Conclusion: Considering the importance of job satisfaction of faculty members as a fundamental structure of the higher education system and the effect of moral intelligence on increasing their motivation for effective educating and training of human resources for health systems, attention to this subject would result in the development of ethics based on values and believes. This can also increase the level of quality of education and efficiency.
Keywords: moral intelligence, job satisfaction, faculty member, medical university

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