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Research Paper | Dental Science | India | Volume 8 Issue 3, March 2019
Relationship between Job Satisfaction and Emotional Intelligence among Private Dental Practitioners in Bangalore City - A Questionnaire Study
Abstract: Context: There are a number of characteristics or factors that can produce satisfaction or dissatisfaction among the health care professionals and at the same time show facets of emotional intelligence at the workplace, thus proving a relationship between job satisfaction and emotional intelligence. Aim: To assess the correlation between Job Satisfaction (JS) and Emotional Intelligence (EI) among the private dental practitioners in Bangalore city. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 350 private dental practitioners who were selected from various parts of Bangalore city. Data was collected using the modified Dentist Satisfaction Survey Questionnaire and the modified Schutte Emotional Intelligence Scale which comprised of 20and 26 items respectively. The scores of the scales was calculated and compared among the dental practitioners using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences software version 22. (P< 0.05 was considered to be statistically significant). Results: Out of 350 dental practitioners 220 (62.8 %) were males and 130 (37.1 %) were females. EI had a mean score of 3.80.23 and JS had a mean score of 3.4.33. Pearsons correlation showed a positive correlation (r=0.27) between JS and EI and it was statistically significant (P=0.000). Conclusion: The present study showed a positive correlation between various facets of JS and EI among the dental practitioners of Bangalore city.
Keywords: Dental practitioners, Emotional intelligence, Job satisfaction
Edition: Volume 8 Issue 3, March 2019,
Pages: 1049 - 1053