Emotional intelligence and its effect on pharmacist and pharmacy students with autistic-like traits

Yuji Higuchi, Masatoshi Inagaki, Toshihiro Koyama, Yoshihisa Kitamura, Toshiaki Sendo, Maiko Fujimori, Hitomi Kataoka, Chinatsu Hayashibara, Yosuke Uchitomi, Norihito Yamada

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Abstract

Objective. To measure whether Emotional intelligence (EI) would minimize the negative association between autistic-like traits (ALT) and empathic behavior and enhance the positive association between ALT and psychological distress. Methods. Our sample population included 823 hospital pharmacists belonging to a district society, and 378 pharmacy students. Analyses were performed to examine relationships between scores on the Emotional Intelligence Scale (EQS), Autism-Spectrum Quotient (AQ), Jefferson Scale of Empathy (JSE), and General Health Questionnaire-12 (GHQ). Results. Complete answers were obtained from 373 pharmacists, and 341 students. EQS partially intervened the associations between AQ and JSE and between AQ and GHQ. Conclusion. EI partially intervened the relationships between ALT and empathy, and between ALT and mental health, both of which are necessary for optimal pharmaceutical practice.

Original languageEnglish
Article number74
JournalAmerican Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Volume81
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2017

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Keywords

  • Autistic-like traits
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Empathy
  • Pharmacy education
  • Psychological distress

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  • Education
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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Emotional intelligence and its effect on pharmacist and pharmacy students with autistic-like traits. / Higuchi, Yuji; Inagaki, Masatoshi; Koyama, Toshihiro; Kitamura, Yoshihisa; Sendo, Toshiaki; Fujimori, Maiko; Kataoka, Hitomi; Hayashibara, Chinatsu; Uchitomi, Yosuke; Yamada, Norihito.

In: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, Vol. 81, No. 4, 74, 01.05.2017.

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