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Background/Objectives: This study was a descriptive research study to confirm the effect of emotional intelligence on gratitude disposition targeting nursing students.
Methods/Statistical analysis: After providing voluntary written consent, the data were collected from September 6 to September 19, 2021, using self-reported questionnaires from 188 students in the first to fourth years of nursing education at two universities. The collected data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, Pearson's correlation coefficients, and multiple linear regression using the SPSS/WIN 25.0 program.
Findings: Emotional intelligence showed a statistically significant positive (+) correlation with gratitude disposition (r=.450, p<.001). In the regression analysis of gratitude disposition, emotional intelligence (β=.44, p<.001) was statistically significant (F=15.97, p<.001), and the explanatory power was 19.4%.
Improvements/Applications: It is necessary to course open a class subjects, and develop and apply extra-curricular programs to increase the emotional intelligence of nursing students.