2Addiction Research Center, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, IRAN
3Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, IRAN
4Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, IRAN
Background: Current study is aimed on researching the relationship between emotional intelligence and job performance in employees of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences in 2011-2012. Methods:This is a descriptive correlational study. Subjects were 200 employees of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, multi-stage cluster method was used for sampling. Data gathering methods were Bar-on emotional intelligence inventory and job performance questionnaire. Descriptive statistics (mean, standard deviation) and inferential statistics (correlation, regression) were used for data analysis. Result: A positive correlation was observed between all emotional intelligence components (emotional self-awareness, assertiveness, self-esteem, self-actualization, independence, empathy, interpersonal relationships, social responsibility, problem solving, reality testing, flexibility, stress tolerance, impulse control, satisfaction, and optimism) and job performance in employees of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences. Conclusion: Among these components, optimism, stress tolerance, social responsibility, self-esteem, and independence were the predictors of job performance.
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