Nowadays, companies and organizations are paying more attention to the emotional intelligence in an increasingly rapid pace. The reason for such an attention is that emotional intelligence reflects the favorable and optimum administrative capabilities in controlling the psychological dispositions and behaviors and tensions and it is deemed as a factor that creates motivation and hope in the individual when the time for failure in achieving the objective s and goals arrives and because there was not information regarding emotional intelligence in and among Zahedan medical sciences university staff members the present study was undertaken to survey the emotional intelligence, among Zahedan medical sciences university staff. The present is a cross-sectional descriptive-analytical research which has been conducted on 160 individuals from Zahedan medical sciences university staff members who were selected randomly in 2016. To gather the information required for the current study, a questionnaire comprised of two parts was applied the first part of which pertained to the demographic characteristics and the second part was related to the emotional intelligence standard questionnaire. Data were analyzed by the use of SPSS 19 and
descriptive statistics, Pierson correlation and independent t-test. The findings of the present study indicated that the participants’ average age was 36.54 ± 10.03, 98 individuals were women, 137 individuals were married. The emotional intelligence total mean score was 114.11 ± 14.07 which is ranked as high according to the qu estionnaire classification. The relationship between the age and marital status with emotional intelligence total mean score and each of its components was not statistically significant. Although the comparison between the results obtained in the present study and the other studies’ results indicated the emotional intelligence is in an acceptable level among Zahedan Medical sciences university staff but it still has room to be enhanced through holding various educational and training programs.
Keywords: emotional intelligence, university staff, Zahedan