Self-Efficacy and Emotional Intelligence as Predictors of Perceived Stress in Nursing Professionals
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Author/sMolero Jurado, María del Mar; Pérez Fuentes, María Del Carmen; Oropesa Ruiz, Nieves Fátima; Simón Márquez, María del Mar; Gázquez Linares, José Jesús
Background: Nursing professionals face a variety of stressful situations daily, where the patients’ own stresses and the demands of their family members are the most important sources of such stress. Methods: The main objectives pursued were to describe the relationships of self-efficacy and emotional intelligence with perceived stress in a sample of nursing professionals. We also developed predictive models for each of the components of perceived stress based on the dimensions of emotional intelligence and self-efficacy, for the total sample, as well as samples differentiated by sex. This study sample consisted of 1777 nurses and was conducted using multiple scales: the perceived stress questionnaire, general self-efficacy scale, and the brief emotional intelligence survey for senior citizens. Results: The variables stress management, mood, adaptability, intrapersonal skills, and self-efficacy explained 22.7% of the variance in the harassment–social component, while these same variabl...
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