This study investigated the effectiveness of emotional intelligence training programme in enhancing work attitude of nurses. The study also investigated whether self-efficacy would moderate the effects of treatment on the criterion variable. Experimental design was employed in the study. The population consisted of all the nurses in five (5) State Hospitals in Ogun State Nigeria. Stratified random sampling technique was used to select one hundred and eight (108). Two validated instruments – Nurses Work Attitude Inventory and Self-Efficacy Scale were employed to elicit responses from the participants. Results revealed, level of self-efficacy had effect on work attitude of participants (F(1,95) = 4.568; p < 0.05). The findings demonstrated that the treatment package could be used as veritable tools in equipping nurses with necessary skills that can enhance good work attitude. The implications of this research suggest that medical education curriculum planners, government health management board and personnel/industrial psychologists are expected to incorporate the contents of assertiveness skill into their training programmes.
Work attitude, emotional intelligence, self-efficacy, nurses.
Charlotte Bose Iro-Idoro is with the Office Technology and Management, The Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State, Nigeria (e-mail: author@ boulder.nist.gov).
Olufunke Z. Ajibare is with the General Studies Department All Over Polytechnic, Sango-Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria (e-mail: email@example.com).
Charlotte Bose Iro-Idoro and Olufunke Z. Ajibare, "
Emotional Intelligence as a Strategy for Enhancing Nurses’ Work Attitude in Ogun State, Nigeria," Journal of Economics, Business and Management vol. 5, no. 1, pp.