Development of emotional intelligence and assertiveness in physiotherapy students and effects of clinical placements

Show simple item record Pades-Jiménez, A. Garcia-Buades, M.E Riquelme, I. 2023-03-14T07:51:25Z 2023-03-14T07:51:25Z
dc.description.abstract [eng] Background: Emotional intelligence (EI) and assertiveness are key abilities for physiotherapists. Clinical placements seem to affect students' development of EI and assertiveness, and their construction of the professional role. Purpose: This study aims to compare the EI of physiotherapy students with students from other health professions and explore the evolution of EI and assertiveness in physiotherapy students throughout their university education, focusing on the influence of clinical practice. Method: Students (N = 753) completed a self-administered questionnaire to measure emotional intelligence (TMMS 24), assertiveness (CSES), and sociodemographic variables. Results: EI levels were adequate and very similar across the three disciplines. Regarding assertiveness, physiotherapy students in year 4 obtained significantly higher levels than students in years 1, 2, and 3. Significant correlations (rs (207) = 0.35, p < .001) were found between assertiveness and the number of modules of clinical practice. Conclusion: This study contributes with further evidence on the improvement of assertiveness in physiotherapy students through their university education and, in particular, with clinical placements. Practical implications highlight the importance of training in EI and assertiveness during university, coupled with clinical placements, in order to prepare for an effective and satisfactory professional life.
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dc.relation.ispartof Physiotherapy Theory And Practice, 2023, vol. 39, num. 1, p. 72-79
dc.rights , 2023
dc.subject.classification 614 - Higiene i salut pública. Contaminació. Prevenció d'accidents. Infermeria
dc.subject.classification 159.9 - Psicologia
dc.subject.other 614 - Public health and hygiene. Accident prevention
dc.subject.other 159.9 - Psychology
dc.title Development of emotional intelligence and assertiveness in physiotherapy students and effects of clinical placements
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article 2023-03-14T07:51:25Z
dc.subject.keywords emotional intelligence
dc.subject.keywords Assertiveness
dc.subject.keywords Students
dc.subject.keywords education
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess

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