Correlation between Emotional Intelligence and Risky Sexual Behaviors in Nursing Students of Khozestan Province Universities in 2013

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Musab Ghaderi 1 , Zeinab Ahmadi 2 , Fatemeh Darabzadeh 3 , Morteza Nasiri 2 , * , Elham Fakouri 4

1 Reserch Center of Jiroft University of medical sciences, Jiroft, Iran

2 Nursing Department, Nursing and Midwifery School, Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran

3 Student Research Committee, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

4 Student Research Committee, International branch, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran

How to Cite: Ghaderi M , Ahmadi Z , Darabzadeh F , Nasiri M , Fakouri E . Correlation between Emotional Intelligence and Risky Sexual Behaviors in Nursing Students of Khozestan Province Universities in 2013, J Clin Res Paramed Sci. 2015 ; 4(1):e81954.

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Journal of Clinical Research in Paramedical Sciences: 4 (1); e81954
Published Online: May 14, 2015
Article Type: Research Article
Received: October 20, 2014
Accepted: March 20, 2015

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Abstract

Background: Risky sexual behaviors are considered as one kind of risky behaviors that have severe physical, emotional and economical consequences. Emotional Intelligence is a kind of emotional information processing which helps to better compatibility and compliance and leads to individuals take logical decision. This study aimed to assess any probable correlation between emotional intelligence and risky sexual behaviors in
students.
Methods: This study was conducted on 740 nursing students who were selected by stratified random sampling method from Jundishapur, Arvand, Dezfol, Shostar as well as Islamic Azad branch of Khozestan province Medical Universities in 2013. Data was
collected by researcher-made and emotional intelligence (Brad Berry–Graves) questionnaires and were analyzed by SPSS19 software using descriptive (mean and standard deviation) and analytic (T-test, ANOVA and chi-square tests).
Results: Emotional intelligence of most students (74.19%) was in high range. Frequency of students’ risky sexual behaviors was 13.8%. Based on t-test a significant difference was seen between total emotional intelligence (P=0.049) as well as self-awareness
(P=0.003) and social consciousness (P=0.014) subscales in students with and without risky sexual behaviors. Indeed, students without risky sexual behaviors possessed higher emotional intelligence.
Conclusion: So that there was a significant difference between total emotional intelligence in students with and without risky sexual behaviors, development of emotional intelligence can be a good solution to prevent risky sexual behaviors and contribute to individual and community well-being.

 

Keywords

Emotional Intelligence Risky Sexual Behaviors Nursing Student

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