OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between "Quality of Professional Life" and "Perceived Emotional Intelligence" and the relationship of both of these with the level of achievement of occupational objectives in the Costa del Sol Primary Health Care District. DESIGN: Multicentre descriptive cross-sectional observational study. LOCATION: The Costa del Sol Primary Health Care District in the province of Málaga. PARTICIPANTS: Sample of Employees of all categories in fixed and contracted employment in the Management Units of the Costa del Sol District. (N=303). Respondents 247 (81.5%) PRINCIPAL MEASUREMENTS: The data collected was that of the percentage of achievement of objectives in 2010 and the socio-demographic data of the participants, using ad hoc designed self-report questionnaires. The TMMS -24 questionnaire was used to measure the "Perceived Emotional Intelligence", with the following dimensions: Perception, comprehension, and emotional control, and the CVP-35 measuring: management support, work demands, and intrinsic motivation. RESULTS: Significant correlationas were observed between Quality of Professional Life and Emotional Intelligence in the Regulation (p<.01) and Comprehension categories (p<0.05). There were also significant correlations between the profession and the type of contract in the achievement of objectives (p<.005), and quality of professional life and type of contract (p<.05). CONCLUSIONS: The perceived quality of professional life is related to perception and regulation dimensions of Emotional Intelligence. Knowledge of emotion management methods should be promoted by management organisations for all employees.
Macías Fernández, A. J., Carmona González, F. J., Gutiérrez-Castañeda, C., & Crespillo Vílchez, D. (2016). Relationship between perceived emotional intelligence and professional quality of life with the achievement of occupational objectives in the costa del sol primary health care district. Atencion Primaria, 48(5), 301–307. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aprim.2015.06.007