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:: Volume 1, Issue 2 (spring 2012) ::
JHPM 2012, 1(2): 44-53 Back to browse issues page
Correlation between cultural intelligence and social interaction of nurses
Ahanchian MR , Amiri R , Bakhshi M
, r_amiri2005@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Communication and interaction has long-standing relationship with nursing and has accompanied and mixed with nursing care. The aim of this study was to determine the correlation between cultural intelligence and social interaction of nurses in Mashhad.

Materials and methods: This study was a descriptive-correlation study that 115 nurses who were working in hospital with at least 2 years’ experience were entered to study. Cultural intelligence was measured with questionnaire designed by Van Dyne & Ang and social interaction was determined by Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation- Behavior questionnaire (FIRO-B). Validity of questionnaires was obtained by content validity and reliability of them was measured by alpha-Cronbach. Data was collected from nurses and analyzed by SPSS 11.5. For analytic of data, Pearson co relational test, chi-square, independent t-test, one way ANOVA and regression were used. 

Findings: Result showed that cultural intelligence of nursing is in medium level and social interaction is in low level. Also educational level, economic status and work experience had a significant correlation with social interaction. On the other hand, there were no significant correlation between cultural intelligence and social interaction, and their components.

Conclusion: Due to the results of this study, it is necessary to implement programs to strengthen factors that affect social interaction in nurses.

Keywords: Social interaction, Cultural intelligence, FIRO-B, Nursing
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: health services management
Received: 2012/06/24 | Published: 2012/04/15
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