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Comparison of spiritual intelligence and self-regulation of male and female nurses in intensive/ general wards of hospitals in Tehran city

Kobra Rezaee Haghighat, Anahita Khodabakhshi Koolaee
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Background and Objectives: Spiritual intelligence and self-regulation have the main impact on health care service to patients and having these features in the nurses of intensive ward is more important. Therefore, current study investigated the spiritual intelligence and self-regulation among male and female nurses of intensive and general wards in the hospitals of Tehran city.

Materials and Methods: This study is a descriptive comparative research that has performed on 180 male and female nurses in the hospitals of Tehran city. Self-Regulation Questionnaire (SRQ) and Spiritual Intelligence Assessment were utilized to gather the data. Finally, data analysis  was done by MANOVA.

Results: The findings indicated that there is no significant difference in terms of spiritual intelligence and self-regulation between the nurses of intensive and general wards (p<0.05). In addition, the difference of male and female in spiritual intelligence is not significant (p<0.05), although the difference of male and female nurses in self-regulation is significant.

Conclusion: The results of current study can be utilized in effective engagement of medical staff specially nurses in divers wards (intensive and general).

Keywords:  Spiritual intelligence, Self-regulation, Nurses, Intensive ward, General ward

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