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Revista chilena de neuro-psiquiatría

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PRIETO-RINCON, Dexy; INCIARTE-MUNDO, José; RINCON-PRIETO, Ciro  and  BONILLA, Ernesto. The emotional coefíicient in medicine students. Rev. chil. neuro-psiquiatr. [online]. 2008, vol.46, n.1, pp.10-15. ISSN 0717-9227.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-92272008000100002.

The Emotional Coefficient (EQ) of93 thirdyear medical students was determined by means of the Emotional Coefficient test ofBoeck and Martín. The testgives quantitative results ranging from 0 (minimum) to 160 (máximum). The sample studied included 28 male and 65 female students, The EQ mean ofthe whole sample was 77.68 points qualifying them as emotionally competent people with a average emotional intelligence. The distribution of the EQ was as follows: 21 (22.59%) students in the range of 0-60 points; 32 (34.40%) with 61-80 points and 40 (43.01%) with 81-160 points. We believe that efforts to improve the EQ would be beneficia! to the students, as well as to the patients that will be under their care when they gradúate, and suggest that EQ be determined in all medical students in order to evalúate and improve their personal and professional growth

Keywords : Emotional Intelligence; medical students; Emotional Coefficient.

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