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A STUDY OF SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE IN STUDENTS AT KASHAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES DURING YEAR 2015

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 Start Page 41 | End Page 46

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 Introduction: SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE, the ability to understand and deal with others, allows wise human communication. In other words, it leads to optimal communication with others, self controls, compliance and motivation for life. Thus, the purpose of this research was to study SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE in students at Kashan UNIVERSITY of Medical Sciences during year 2015.Methods: The type of research was sectional-analytical. The research population included all students at Kashan UNIVERSITY of Medical Sciences (n=2044), 219 of which were selected as the sample using the Cochran Formula and stratified random sampling. The data was collected using SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE questionnaire with 21 items in three components (social information process, and social awareness and social skills), scored with a five-point Likert scale. Data analysis was done at descriptive level and inferential level by SPSS 18 statistical software.Results: Findings showed that mean SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE components was higher than average. The highest mean score was related to social information process (3.60±0.57). Also, there were no significant differences between SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE in terms of gender and college, yet this difference was significant on basis of the academic course.Conclusions: On basis of the findings, student’s SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE level was higher than average and was desirable. This showed that students can largely predict the behavior of others, understand others' feelings and wishes, and adapt easily to others.

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