Understanding factors that influence spiritual well-being may improve nurses’ spiritual caregiving. This study examined relationships between emotional intelligence (EI) and spiritual well-being (SWB) in undergraduate and graduate nursing students. Using the Mayer–Salovey–Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT) and the Spiritual Well-Being Scale (SWBS), relationships were found between managing emotion and spiritual well-being, and managing emotion and existential well-being. Implications for education and practice are discussed.
Beauvais, A., Stewart, J. G., & DeNisco, S. M. (2014). Emotional intelligence and spiritual well-being. Journal of Christian Nursing, 31(3), 166-171. doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000074
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