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The purpose of this descriptive corelational study were examine social intelligence and test its relationship with correlation factors including 1) academic achievement 2) coping strategies 3) ability of learning adjustment 4) interpersonal relationships 5) teaching and learning atmosphere of nursing students. Stratified random sampling was use to select the collage nursing students in the 1st to 4th years to participate in this study (N = 120). Data collection was conducted using personal information record, and five self- reported questionnaires including social intelligence, coping strategies, ability of learning adjustment, interpersonal relationships and teaching and learning atmosphere. The reliability coefficients of these five questionnaires were .82, .76, .80, .91, and .90, respectively. Descriptive statistics and Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation were employed for data analyses.
The results revealed that the average score of social intelligence in total was 105.09 (SD = 9.49) at a moderate level. The social intelligence was significantly correlated with ability of learning adjustment, coping strategies, interpersonal relationships, and teaching and learning atmosphere at p-value < .01 (r = .593, .572, .562, and .218 respectively.) The academic achievement was not significantly correlated with social intelligence these among nursing students. Administrator and teacher in nursing education can use this study results could serve as a baseline data for development of intervention that would help enhance nursing students’ social intelligence such as ability of learning adjustment, coping strategies, interpersonal relationships and teaching and learning atmosphere.
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