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Nasirian F, Jafarian H, Seifi Selseleh Y. The Role of Emotional and Cognitive Empathy, Moral Metacognition and Quality of Life in Predicting Moral Behavior of Nurses. IJES. 2021; 3 (2) :44-51
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Background: Today, ethics has become an integral part of human life and moral behavior plays an important role in improving the performance and effectiveness of organizations. As a result, this study aimed to determine the role of emotional and cognitive empathy, moral metacognition and quality of life in predicting moral behavior nurses.
Method: The present study was cross-sectional from type of correlation. The study population includes nurses the hospitals of Varamin city in 2019 (N=359) which from them 200 nurses were selected as a sample by stratified random sampling method. Data were collected by the questionnaires of emotional and cognitive empathy (Reniers et al), moral metacognition (McMahon & Good), quality of life (WHO) and moral behavior (Swanson & Hill). Data were analyzed by Pearson correlation coefficient and multiple regression with enter model methods in SPSS-19 software.
Results: The findings showed that emotional empathy, cognitive empathy, moral metacognition and quality of life had a positive and significant relationship with moral behavior of nurses. In addition, the variables of emotional and cognitive empathy, moral metacognition and quality of life were able to predict 56% of the changes in moral behavior of nurses (P<0.01).
Conclusion: According to the results, to improve the moral behavior of nurses, their emotional and cognitive empathy, moral metacognition and quality of life can be improved.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2021/04/17 | Accepted: 2021/06/19 | Published: 2021/08/14

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