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CAMARENA CHAMAYA, Luis Miguel et al. Family Type and Emotional Intelligence in Nurses of a Public Hospital in Peru. Enfermería (Montevideo) [online]. 2022, vol.11, n.1, e2418.  Epub June 01, 2022. ISSN 1688-8375.


The family, the oldest of human social institutions, marks the individual in his or her different stages of life and constitutes an environment favorable for the improvement of his or her identity.


To determine the type of family and emotional intelligence (EI) in nurses of a public hospital in Peru during pandemic care.


The study is a cross-sectional study with a census sample of 80 nurses who worked in COVID-19 hospitalization of a public hospital during the month of May 2020 and who had at least 3 months of seniority. After informed consent, a survey was administered with the Trait Meta-Mood Scale (TMMS-24) in its version adapted and validated to the Peruvian context. Its reliability reached a Cronbach's alpha coefficient greater than 0.8.


The predominant type of family among nurses is nuclear (56.3 %) and EI is predominantly low (36.3 %); the low level of the emotional perception dimension (43.8 %) stands out, while the dimensions of understanding and regulation of emotions present a predominance of excellent (36.3 %) and adequate (41.3 %) levels, respectively.


EI should be considered when designing health policies for human talent management and when training in health services.

Keywords : family; emotional intelligence; nursing.

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