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A comparative study to find out emotional quotient in students of MGM Medical College, Indore MP, India

Sanjay Dixit, Bhupendra Kumar Rohit, Veena Yesikar, Geeta Shivram.


Background: Emotional intelligence/Quotient (EI/EQ) is a concept including perception, expression and control of emotions, self-control and empathy, communication, conflict resolution process, conscience. Nowadays there is an increasing incident of patient complaints about doctor’s behaviour, care, interaction. This situation can easily be improved by increasing emotional intelligence.

Aims & Objective: To assess emotional intelligence, to study the level of anger and correlating level of anger with EI and empathy in medical postgraduates.

Materials and Methods: A cross sectional study was done on medical graduates & post graduates of various departments in the MGM Medical College & MY Hospital Indore using a pretested semi structured questionnaire. Data was analyzed using SPSS version 20.

Results: 53.3% of P.G. students, 43.3% of pre-final students and 58.3% 1st prof students adjust their behaviour according to whom they are interacting with. 43.3% P.G. Students and 48.3% of 1st prof students gets nervous sometimes while 51.7% of pre-final students don’t get nervous without any reason. 9.6% of P.G. students, 10.4% of Pre-final students and 10.9% of 1st prof students had poor social awareness. 48.3% don’t get their thoughts never get negative further, while 41.7% of pre-final and 46.7% of 1stprof students disagree of getting negative thoughts.

Conclusion: According to our study social awareness was found to be least in 1st prof students. P.G. students were found to have lowest self-awareness and lowest self-management.

Key words: Emotional Intelligence; Emotional Quotient; Medical Students

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