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نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
Emotional intelligence, as a new topic, has an important role in individuals' lives. Studies indicated its role through various aspects of life, such as academic achievement, mental health, marriage and so on. Hence, the aim of this study was to determine emotional intelligence and its relationship with general health in nursing students of Rasht Islamic Azad University. Then, this descriptive study was conducted on all nursing students studying during 2012-2013 academic year. The Sibriashiring questionnaire was used in order to determine the emotional intelligence, while the Goldberg questionnaire was used for general health. Moreover, Academic Achievement was derived based on students' scores on previous semester. Consequently, the results analysis were performed by descriptive statistics (mean, standard deviation and chi-square) and inferential (T-test and Pearson correlation coefficient). Accordingly, results pointed out that Mean emotional intelligence was 52/60±13/97, and Mean general health was 20/48± 10/07, too. Moreover, there was significant relationship between score of General health and emotional intelligence (p=0/005). Other findings showed that except the variables of physical symptoms and anxiety, other variables of general health were significantly correlated subscales of emotional intelligence. Not only most of the students don’t have mental disorders but numerous stressors are also threaten their health. Therefore, it is recommended to provide consultant situations on learning environments which would protect students against mental disorders, also it is necessary to pay more attention and to enhance the emotional intelligence at University curriculum as well as upgrades in this stratum of society.