Mediating Effect of Communication Competence on the Relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Self-Esteem among Nursing Students
간호대학생의 감성지능과 자아존중감의 관계에서 의사소통능력의 매개효과

Mi-Ra Han, Ha-Gang Kim
2017 Journal of Digital Convergence  
This study aimed to investigate the effect of communication competence on the relationship between emotional intelligence and self-esteem among nursing students. The study is a cross-sectional survey and the participants were 173 students from one university located in M city. Data were analyzed by descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, Pearson's correlation, and multiple regression and Sobel test to test the significance of a mediation effect using SPSS 21 software. Results of the multiple
more » ... ession were that communication competence had a significant positive effect on self-esteem and played a partially mediating role between emotional intelligence and self-esteem in nursing students. These findings imply that communication competence is important to improve the level of self-esteem in nursing students. This study highlights the value of fostering communication competence and the need to develop various convergence education strategies to promote communication competence in a balanced way to cultivate nursing students' self-esteem.
doi:10.14400/jdc.2017.15.2.263 fatcat:xp66ubgz7bc65h55wqb2ebi6xy