Moral intelligence and aggression in students

  • marziyeh raisi Spiritual Health Research Center AND Department of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran
  • Hoda Ahmari Tehran Spiritual Health Research Center, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, AND Department of Medical Education, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Sareh Bakouei Spiritual Health Research Center AND Department of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran
  • Somayeh Momenuan Department of Biostatistics, School of Paramedical Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Keywords: Intelligence, Morals, Students, Nursing, Midwifery, Aggression


Background & Aim: Moral intelligence is one of the dimensions of intelligence that can provide a framework for the proper function of the individual. Nursing and midwifery students’ performance is of great importance because of the moral and humanistic nature of their profession. Therefore, the present study aimed to assess the relationship between moral intelligence and aggression among nursing and midwifery students.
Methods & Materials:
This cross-sectional study was conducted on 210 nursing and midwifery students. Participants were selected through census method. Data were collected by Lennick and Kiel’s moral intelligence questionnaire and Buss-Perry aggression questionnaire. Data analysis was performed using SPSS software.
Results: The results showed that the mean scores of students' ethical intelligence was (73.2 ± 8.2) with a range of 32 to 100, and the mean scores of students' aggression was (69.3 ± 17.8) with a range of 38 to 143. Moral intelligence had a meaningful and moderate negative correlation with aggressiveness (r = -0.150, P = 0.040).
Conclusion: Regarding the findings of this research which shows the relationship between moral intelligence and students' aggression, it is suggested that efforts be made to strengthen students' ethical values.


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raisi marziyeh, Ahmari Tehran H, Bakouei S, Momenuan S. Moral intelligence and aggression in students. jbe. 4(1):1-9.
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