- The relevance of the scientific study of happiness and well-being in health professionals has been emphasized. In this sense, the intelligent use of emotions is considered essential for one's psychological adaptation and well-being. Health professionals have to deal with high levels of occupational stress and students in nursing, and allied health sciences need to develop the ability to manage their own emotions because an affective deficit in self-regulation can lead to lower subjective well-being.
- This study aimed to examine the relationship between emotional intelligence (EI) and well-being indicators (life satisfaction and happiness) in a 12-week follow-up study in female student health professionals. Moreover, we examined the mediator role of perceived stress on the relationship between EI and well-being indicators.
- Our study found that emotionally intelligent people evaluate situations as less stressful which results in a higher satisfaction with life and happiness.
- Specific EI training programmes to help students to cope with the challenges they face should be included in the curriculum for students in nursing and allied health sciences.