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6th Edition of Nursing World Conference

October 27-29, 2022 | Orlando, USA

October 27 -29, 2022 | Orlando, Florida, USA
NWC 2022

Kelly Sutch

Speaker at  Nursing World Conference 2022 - Kelly Sutch
Chamberlain University, United States
Title : Emotional intelligence and perceived stress in first year, millennial, undergraduate nursing students


Stress has been identified as a uniquely problematic phenomenon in nursing education, preventing the enrollment, retention, and successful assimilation of nursing students into practice. Emotional intelligence (EI) has been identified in several professional fields to mitigate stress and improve outcomes. Currently, EI training has not been integrated into most nursing curricula in the United States. The purpose of this quantitative correlational study was to examine if a predictive relationship existed between EI and perceived stress in undergraduate, millennial nursing students. One hundred and thirteen first-year, millennial, undergraduate nursing students recruited via social media platforms were surveyed using the Cohen’s Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) and the Schutte Self-Report Emotional Intelligence Test (SSEIT). The majority of participants reported a moderate level of stress and on average a relatively high level of emotional intelligence. Results indicated that overall EI score significantly predicted stress scores. The EI dimensions of emotion perception and managing own emotions significantly predicted stress scores, whereas the dimensions utilizing emotions and managing others’ emotions did not significantly predict stress scores. A discussion of demographic stress and EI factors will be presented, as well as generational impact to the educational environment.