Global Advanced Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (GARJMMS) ISSN: 2315-5159
April 2018 Issue Vol. 7(4), pp. 071-076
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Volunteerism among Clinicians: the role of Emotional Intelligence and Self-Esteem

Segun-Martins, I. O. and Dennis Donald Uba*

Department of Pure and Applied Psychology, Adekunle Ajasin University, P. M. B., 001, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State.

*Corresponding Author E-mail: uba_dennis@yahoo.com; Phone: +2348035076266

Accepted 18 April, 2018

Abstract

The study examined the role of self-esteem and emotional intelligence on volunteerism among clinicians in Lagos State, Nigeria. A cross-sectional survey design was adopted for the study. Employees in the health industry in Lagos State, Nigeria constitute the population of this study. A total of 250 clinicians across state hospitals, in Lagos, Nigeria were sampled using accidental sampling technique. The Rosenberg self-esteem scale was used to measure self-esteem, Trait Meta-Mood Scale (TMMS) developed by Salovey, Mayer, Goleman, Turvey and Palfai (1995) and volunteerism was measured using Volunteerism questionnaire developed by Clary and Snyder, (1999). In order to determine the extent and direction of associations among the study variables, Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC) analysis was conducted. The result show that self-esteem have a significant relationship with volunteerism [r (250) = .21; p > 0.05]. Emotional intelligence showed significant positive relationship with volunteerism [r (250) = .32; p < 0.01]. Findings of the study have some direct practical implications for management and boards of directors in ministries of health in government owned hospitals in Nigeria and Africa. Based on the findings of this study, the researcher recommended that colleges of medicine and various schools of Nursing under the Ministry of Health should take adequate steps to encourage volunteerism among clinicians in Nigeria. In other words, clinicians who work in healthcare environments in Nigeria should be encouraged to enroll in volunteer programmes.

Keywords: Self-Esteem, Emotional Intelligence and Volunteerism

 

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