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RMJ. 2022; 47(2): 438-441

Moderating roles of age, gender, and ranks in the relationship between emotional intelligence and burnout among medical professionals

Sumera Younus, Saira Javed, Shoaib Kiani, Arsalan Haider, Saad Ullah.


Objective: To explore the mediating role of age, gender and ranks in the association between emotional intelligence and professional burnout among medical professionals.
Methodology: The study recruited 80 (38.75% female) medical professionals on purposive sampling technique from military Hospital Rawalpindi. We used Schutte emotional intelligence scale and Shirom and Melamed Burnout Scale. Statistical analysis used were Pearson correlation coefficient, normality, t-test, ANOVA, and process for moderation effect.
Results: There was a significant negative association between emotional intelligence with burnout. There is no significant relation between age with emotional intelligence and burnout, although moderating effects of age was found.
Conclusion: Male medical professionals had higher energy and strength to cope with stressors than females. However, experiences and age affect the burnout level of both genders.

Key words: Emotional intelligence, burnout syndrome, healthcare professionals, moderation.

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