Role of Emotional Intelligence, in Relationship between Compassion Satisfaction, Compassion Fatigue and Quality of Life Among Nurses Working in ICU

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Nida Mumtaz
Aqsa Abdul Khaliq


Background: Intensive Care Unit (ICU) nurses encounter emotionally taxing situations that can affect their well-being, making the examination of factors such as emotional intelligence (EI), compassion satisfaction, and fatigue crucial in understanding their quality of life.

Objective: This study aimed to explore the interplay between EI, compassion satisfaction, compassion fatigue, and quality of life among ICU nurses, and to examine the mediating role of EI in these relationships.

Methods: A convenience sampling method was employed to collect data from 167 ICU nurses using a structured online questionnaire. Demographic data and measures for compassion satisfaction, fatigue, EI, and quality of life were analyzed using SPSS version 25. Path coefficients and mediation analysis were conducted using Partial Least Squares (PLS).

Results: The majority of participants were below 30 years (76.2%) and female (67.9%). EI positively correlated with quality of life (path coefficient = 0.139, p = 0.007) and was a partial mediator between compassion satisfaction and quality of life. Higher compassion satisfaction was significantly associated with increased EI and quality of life (path coefficients = 0.264 and 0.628, respectively, p < 0.001). Gender-based analysis revealed differences in quality of life (Males: M = 100.65, SD = 7.98; Females: M = 96.58, SD = 12.59; p = 0.035) and compassion fatigue (Males: M = 65.24, SD = 7.77; Females: M = 61.42, SD = 8.59; p = 0.007).

Conclusion: Emotional intelligence is instrumental in enhancing quality of life by mediating the effects of compassion satisfaction and fatigue among ICU nurses. These insights suggest that interventions aimed at increasing EI may be beneficial for nurses facing the demanding conditions of ICU environments.

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Mumtaz, N., & Khaliq, A. A. (2024). Role of Emotional Intelligence, in Relationship between Compassion Satisfaction, Compassion Fatigue and Quality of Life Among Nurses Working in ICU. Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Research, 4(2), 244–249.
Author Biographies

Nida Mumtaz, Institute of Southern Punjab Multan- Pakistan.

MPhill Psychology, Institute of Southern Punjab Multan- Pakistan.

Aqsa Abdul Khaliq, Institute of Southern Punjab Multan- Pakistan.

Lecturer of Department of Psychology, Institute of Southern Punjab, Multan- Pakistan.


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