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Emotional intelligence, quality of life, major adaptation, and major satisfaction in healthcare-related students
Journal of the Korean Data & Information Science Society 2019;30:299-308
Published online March 31, 2019;
© 2019 Korean Data and Information Science Society.

Hee Geon Shin1

1Department of Nursing, Dongseo University
Correspondence to: Assistant professor, Dept. of Nursing, Dongseo University, Busan 47011, Korea. E-mail:
Received January 21, 2019; Revised February 20, 2019; Accepted February 20, 2019.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
The purpose of this study was to describe emotional intelligence (EI), quality of life (QOL), major adaptation and major satisfaction of healthcare-related students, and to identify the factors affecting major satisfaction. The participants were 201 health care related students of A university in Busan city. The data were processed through t-test, ANOVA, Pearson correlation, and multiple regression analysis. The result has shown significant difference in QOL, major adaptation and major satisfaction at the factors of major, academic achievement and number of best friends in general characteristics. The major satisfaction showed positive correlation with EI, QOL and major adaptation which was statistically significant. The factors affecting major satisfaction were EI, QOL, and major adaptation. R2 showed 72.5% (F = 106.43, p < .001) in major satisfaction. These results indicate a needs to develop intervention strategy promoting EI, QOL, and major adaptation of college students.
Keywords : Emotional intelligence, major adaptation, major satisfaction, quality of life.