Emotional intelligence and its correlation to performance as a resident: a preliminary study

Joseph F. Talarico, David G. Metro, Rita M. Patel, Patricia (Patty) Carney, Amy L. Wetmore

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Abstract

Study Objective: To test the hypothesis that emotional intelligence, as measured by the Bar-On Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-I) 125 (Multi Health Systems, Toronto, Ontario, Canada) personal inventory, would correlate with resident performance. Design: Prospective survey. Setting: University-affiliated, multiinstitutional anesthesiology residency program. Participants: Current clinical anesthesiology years one to three (PGY 2-4) anesthesiology residents enrolled in the University of Pittsburgh Anesthesiology Residency Program. Measurements: Participants confidentially completed the Bar-On EQ-I 125 survey. Results of the individual EQ-I 125 and daily evaluations by the faculty of the residency program were compiled and analyzed. Main Results: There was no positive correlation between any facet of emotional intelligence and resident performance. There was statistically significant negative correlation (-0.40; P <0.05) between assertiveness and the "American Board of Anesthesiology essential attributes" component of the resident evaluation. Conclusions: Emotional intelligence, as measured by the Bar-On EQ-I personal inventory, does not strongly correlate to resident performance as defined at the University of Pittsburgh.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)84-89
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Clinical Anesthesia
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2008

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Keywords

  • Anesthesiologists
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Residency program

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  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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Emotional intelligence and its correlation to performance as a resident : a preliminary study. / Talarico, Joseph F.; Metro, David G.; Patel, Rita M.; Carney, Patricia (Patty); Wetmore, Amy L.

In: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia, Vol. 20, No. 2, 03.2008, p. 84-89.

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Talarico, Joseph F. ; Metro, David G. ; Patel, Rita M. ; Carney, Patricia (Patty) ; Wetmore, Amy L. / Emotional intelligence and its correlation to performance as a resident : a preliminary study. In: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia. 2008 ; Vol. 20, No. 2. pp. 84-89.
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