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dc.contributor.advisorHaltinner, Urs
dc.contributor.authorNichols, Heidi M.
dc.descriptionPlan Ben_US
dc.description.abstractThe healthcare reimbursement methodologies are rapidly changing the face of medicine. Prior research indicates Emotional Intelligence (EI) is an important attribute for individuals serving patients and has a significant impact on interpersonal relationships which is directly related to patient satisfaction. Based on literature, academic grades and cognitive ability alone will not identify long-term success in the workforce, emotional intelligence assessments are recommended to gain a better perspective of the student’s emotional abilities (Becker, 2011). This study aims to illuminate relationships concentrated on EI and the extent to which EI is a good predictor of desired attributes in aspiring healthcare professionals. A total of thirty seven subjects with varying degrees of healthcare experience were categorized into three groups. Sixty-eight percent of subjects are female, 95% White and ranged in age from 19 years to 45 years (M=27.5, SD=6.9). Using data from both the traditional assessment of intelligence by Health Education System Incorporated (HESI) and emotional intelligence based on the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT), no significant relationship was found between the two assessments. As predicted, emotional intelligence is a better indicator of emotional and physical performance in a healthcare facility and academic ability is predicted effectively by the HESI assessment.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Wisconsin--Stouten_US
dc.titleBenchmarking Emotional Intelligence in an Allied Health Science Programen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US and Technical Education

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