2018, Number 2
Medisur 2018; 16 (2)
Veliz BAL, Dörner PAP, Soto SA, Reyes LJL, Ganga CF
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ABSTRACTFoundation: Health professionals and specialy those related to caring, are under certain situations which produce professional stress that affect their psychological state.
Objective: to identify the levels of emotional intelligence and psychological wellbeing, respectively, in nursing professionals of the Los Lagos Region, Chile.
Methods: Descriptive study with non-experimental design. A number of 97 nurses from the Los Lagos region were included. A Trait Meta-Mood Scale and the Ryff scale of psychological wellbeing were applied to evaluate the emotional intelligence and psychological wellbeing respectively, both with good levels of reliability and composed by a series of sub-scales or dimensions.
Results: regarding emotional intelligence, high levels of of emotional perception were observed (35 %), emotional comprehension (36,1 %) and emotional regulation (42,7 %). A 57,5 % of the professionals had a high level of psychological wellbeing, although 33,7 % showed low level of positive relations.
Conclusion: there is a direct and significant relation between the scales of emotional intelligence and psychological wellbeing.