Introduction: Self-compassion is one of the components of emotional intelligence. This study investigated the relationship between emotional intelligence and nurses' self-compassion.
Methods: This study was cross-sectional research that was conducted on 82 nurses with simple random sampling. Research instruments were demographic information, the emotional intelligence questionnaire of Bradberry and Greaves, and the self-compassion questionnaire of NEFF. Independent t-test, analysis of variance and Pearson's correlation coefficient were used. The data was analyzed using SPSS version 23 software.
Findings: In the study, Most of the nurses were female (85.37%), with an average age of 33.24±7.94, married (63.41%), bachelor (95.12%), and officially employed. The total scores of nurses' intelligence and self-compassion were 128.05±13.46 and 85.06±12.19, respectively. There is a positive and significant correlation between the emotional intelligence and self-compassion of nurses (r=0.35) and (P=0.001).
Conclusion: Since there is a significant correlation between emotional intelligence and nurses' self-compassion, it is suggested to hold educational workshops to improve emotional intelligence