Emotional Intelligence: A Gender based Study of Radiography | 60021

Journal of Biology and Today's World

ISSN - 2322-3308


Emotional Intelligence: A Gender based Study of Radiography Students in South-East Nigeria

Bestman Izuchukwu Oriaku, Anthony Chukwuka Ugwu, Bakky Ngozi Adirika and Beatrice Ukamaka Maduka*

Objective of study: This study aims to determine the emotional intelligence level of Radiography and Radiological Science students of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, (Nnewi campus), Anambra State and the University of Nigeria, (Enugu campus), Enugu State both in South-East of Nigeria.

Materials and method: A prospective cross-sectional study design was adopted for this study, which was conducted from 14th of April to 18th August 2016. A Trait emotional intelligence questionnaire (TEIQue-SF) was used for this study after informed consent was obtained. Data was analyzed using mean, standard deviation, ANOVA, Bonferonis test and independent sample t-test.

Results: A total of 299 students comprising of 166 males (55.5%) and 133 females (44.5%) participated in the study. The students had average emotional intelligence level (125.89 ± 11.48). No significant difference was noted between total emotional intelligence and gender (P=0.590) except for wellbeing a sub-factor of emotional intelligence which had statistically significant difference in gender (p=0.011).

Conclusion: Although well-being was noted to have a significant difference in gender, this situation could have an impact on emotional intelligence and open up new avenues of research.