EMOTIONAL QUOTIENT AS A DETERMINANT OF JOB SATISFACTIONAMONG STAFF NURSES IN LEVEL III GOVERNMENT HOSPITALS IN CENTRAL LUZON, PHILIPPINES
The study aimed to ascertain Emotional Quotient as determinant of job satisfaction among staff nurses in Level III government hospitals in Central Luzon, Philippines. It utilized a quantitative approach of research, particularly descriptive-evaluative, descriptive-comparative, and descriptive-correlational designs to ascertain emotional quotient as prognosticator of job satisfaction among staff nurses in the four Level III government hospitals in Central Luzon. Data were collected from 605 staff nurses employed in the four Level III Government Hospitals in Central Luzon using the adopted instruments from Genos Emotional Intelligence and Job Satisfaction Questionnaire of Spector. Nurses agreed moderately on their job satisfaction towards supervision (4.56), co-workers (WM=4.53). The nurse-respondents agreed slightly on promotion (WM=3.79), fringe benefits (3.73), nature of work (3.81) and operating conditions (4.08), and communication (WM=3.90). They disagreed slightly on contingent reward WM= (3.15) and pay (WM=2.53). There was a significant association between job satisfaction and emotional quotient.
Emotional Intelligence, Job Satisfaction, Staff Nurses, Philippines.