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MEDICAL SCIENCES 2014, 24(2): 115-120 Back to browse issues page
The relationship between emotional intelligence and defense mechanisms in medical students of Ahvaz University of Medical Sciences
Safieh Behzadi1, Haleh Mirbehresi2, Mercedeh Yari3
1- Physiologist, Department of Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Roudhen Branch, Roudhen, Iran , Behzadi@riau.ac.ir
2- General Practitioner, University of Jondi Shapour, Ahvaz, Iran
3- MA of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Roudhen Branch, Roudhen,
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Background: Emotional intelligence, as the ability to manage emotions, plays an important role in people life and achievements. Regulatory processes are automated defense mechanisms that reduce dissonance cognitive and minimize abrupt changes in acts perceptions of the impact of disaster threatening act. Therefore, this study was designed to investigate the relationship between emotional intelligence and defense mechanisms.
Materials and methods: In a descriptive study, 72 medical students at the University of Ahvaz were selected randomly. Data collection tools were emotional intelligence scale (EIS) and the Defense style Questionnaire (DSA). Data were analyzed by correlation coefficients and regression using SPSS Software.
Results: Emotional intelligence was positively associated with mature defense mechanisms and negatively associated with immature defense mechanisms.
Conclusion: It is concluded that higher emotional intelligence increases using mature and neurotic defense mechanisms. Ego defense mechanisms are influenced by emotional intelligence through management, understanding, regulation, and evaluation of emotional in an unconscious level.
Keywords: Emotional intelligence, Defense mechanisms
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Semi-pilot: Survey/Cross Sectional/Descriptive | Subject: psychology
Received: 2014/06/21 | Accepted: 2014/06/21 | Published: 2014/06/21
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Behzadi S, Mirbehresi H, Yari M. The relationship between emotional intelligence and defense mechanisms in medical students of Ahvaz University of Medical Sciences. MEDICAL SCIENCES 2014; 24 (2) :115-120
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Volume 24, Issue 2 (summer 2014) Back to browse issues page
فصلنامه علوم پزشکی دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی واحد پزشکی تهران Medical Science Journal of Islamic Azad Univesity - Tehran Medical Branch
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