2019 Volume 6 Issue 3

The Relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Attitudes of Organizational Culture among Managers of Hospitals of Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences: 2019 ‎


Taravat Rasooli, Ehsan Moradi-Joo, Hoda Hamedpour, Mohsen Davarpanah, Fatemeh Jafarinahlashkanani, Rana Hamedpour, Jahanbakhsh Mohammadi-Khah
Abstract

Background and Objective: Managers play an important role as influential elements in the provision of therapeutic services and increase the function of the organization and its institutionalization. Knowledge about their attitudes and skills in emotional intelligence and organizational culture is very important. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the relationship between emotional intelligence and attitudes of organizational culture in managers of hospitals affiliated to Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences in 2019. Materials and Methods:  in this descriptive-analytic cross-sectional method study, the study population included all managers of the teaching hospitals (N=120) of Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences. Data were collected using the Sumo’s Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire (α = 0.93) and Hofstede’s Organizational Culture Questionnaire (ά = 0.73). Spearman, Mann Whitney, Kruskal-Wallis correlation tests were used to analyze the data in SPSS version 21. Results: There was a direct and significant relationship between emotional intelligence and organizational culture (r = 0.71); similarly, there was an inverse and significant relationship between emotional intelligence and masculinism-feminism culture (r = - 0.24); there was no significant relationship between emotional intelligence and other organizational culture scales, including individualism-collectivism culture, trust-risk culture, and the culture of the distribution of equitable and non-equitable power did not show any significant relationship. Conclusion: In teaching hospitals, in order to improve the quality of services, the growth and increase of individual and professional capabilities of individuals considering the relationship between emotional intelligence and organizational culture, as well as the effectiveness and impressionability of some components of emotional intelligence from organizational culture, education of all emotional intelligence indicators are recommended.


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