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Psychometric Analysis of the Short-Form Emotional Skills and Competence Questionnaire in Undergraduate Nurse students

By Shahram Vahedi, Mohammad Moghaddam and Masumeh Ahmadzade

Abstract

"nObjective: The main purpose of this study was to validate the short-form of the Emotional Skills and Competence Questionnaire (ESCQ) Scale among Iranian undergraduate students.  Method: A total of 250 nurse undergraduate students participated in this study. Participants completed the ESCQ in addition to measures of Sheering Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire and Student's Demographic Questionnaire. "n Results: Exploratory factor analysis resulted in three factors that were largely consistent with the a priori scale structure. These factors included such dimensions as appraisal of others' emotions, managing and regulating emotion and specifying and understanding the individuals' own emotions. "nConclusions : The results provide initial support for the construct validity of the self- report version of the ESCQ in nurse students

Topics: Emotions, Psychological Test, Psychometrics, Nursing, Psychiatry, RC435-571, Neurology. Diseases of the nervous system, RC346-429, Neurosciences. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry, RC321-571, Internal medicine, RC31-1245, Medicine, R, DOAJ:Psychiatry, DOAJ:Medicine (General), DOAJ:Health Sciences
Publisher: Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Year: 2009
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:bc892675950d465d96c0c9b73a7cb364
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