Chinese Journal of Medical History / Zhong Hua Yi Shi Za Zhi

[This article belongs to Volume - 53, Issue - 06]

Abstract : Emotional intelligence (EI) has been identified as an essential skill for leaders, particularly in the health sector, influencing the empowerment of professionals. The aim of this study is to measure the structural empowerment (SE) of nurses and the emotional intelligence of their managers in a Moroccan tertiary hospital and to examine the link between the variables under study. This is a descriptive and correlational study, carried out between June and July 2019, with 118 nurses and 39 hospital managers, including 19 heads of clinical departments and 20 head nurses, using the CWEQ II survey and the self-scale reported SSREI. The SE was moderate (11,5±3.2). The EI of medical managers was found to be higher (137.1±16.5) compared to that of nursing managers (121±29). A positive correlation was established between these variables among medical managers (r = 0.310; p|<0,01). The study opens up research perspectives on the development of SE and EI in a hospital environment.