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The impact of emotional intelligence and intelligence quotient (IQ) on child anxiety and behavior in the dental setting.
Acta Odontol Scand. 2011 Sep; 69(5):292-8.AO

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of IQ and EQ on child's anxiety and behavior in the dental setting.

MATERIALS AND METHODS

One hundred and seven children (age range 7-12 years) were selected. BarOn Emotional Quotient Inventory: Youth Version (Baron EQ-I: YV) and the Raven's Colored Progressive Matrices (RCPM) tests were administered on the first examination session. Children's anxiety and behavior were evaluated using the modified child dental anxiety scale (MCDAS) and the sound, eye and motor (SEM) scales, respectively, during the second session.

RESULTS

The mean (SD) age of subjects was 8.48 (1.41) years old. The result revealed a significant negative correlation between children's behavior and total EQ score (p < 0.01) but there was no relationship found between children's behavior and IQ score. A significant positive correlation was found between anxiety scores on MCDAS and SEM (p < 0.01), but no relationship was found between EQ and MCDAS scores. Both anxiety (p < 0.01) and EQ score (p < 0.01) were effective variables in predicting the child's SEM score.

CONCLUSION

The major finding of this research suggested that a high EQ may be more effective than a low EQ in moderating the level of cooperation during dental treatment of children. IQ scores, on the other hand, were related to the child's EQ score (r = 0.20) and age (r = - 0.29).

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Paediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Islamic Republic of Iran. aslaminabadi@gmail.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21426272

Citation

Aminabadi, Naser Asl, et al. "The Impact of Emotional Intelligence and Intelligence Quotient (IQ) On Child Anxiety and Behavior in the Dental Setting." Acta Odontologica Scandinavica, vol. 69, no. 5, 2011, pp. 292-8.
Aminabadi NA, Erfanparast L, Adhami ZE, et al. The impact of emotional intelligence and intelligence quotient (IQ) on child anxiety and behavior in the dental setting. Acta Odontol Scand. 2011;69(5):292-8.
Aminabadi, N. A., Erfanparast, L., Adhami, Z. E., Maljaii, E., Ranjbar, F., & Jamali, Z. (2011). The impact of emotional intelligence and intelligence quotient (IQ) on child anxiety and behavior in the dental setting. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica, 69(5), 292-8. https://doi.org/10.3109/00016357.2011.568959
Aminabadi NA, et al. The Impact of Emotional Intelligence and Intelligence Quotient (IQ) On Child Anxiety and Behavior in the Dental Setting. Acta Odontol Scand. 2011;69(5):292-8. PubMed PMID: 21426272.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The impact of emotional intelligence and intelligence quotient (IQ) on child anxiety and behavior in the dental setting. AU - Aminabadi,Naser Asl, AU - Erfanparast,Leila, AU - Adhami,Ziya Ebrahim, AU - Maljaii,Ensiyeh, AU - Ranjbar,Fatemeh, AU - Jamali,Zahra, Y1 - 2011/03/23/ PY - 2011/3/24/entrez PY - 2011/3/24/pubmed PY - 2011/12/30/medline SP - 292 EP - 8 JF - Acta odontologica Scandinavica JO - Acta Odontol Scand VL - 69 IS - 5 N2 - OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of IQ and EQ on child's anxiety and behavior in the dental setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and seven children (age range 7-12 years) were selected. BarOn Emotional Quotient Inventory: Youth Version (Baron EQ-I: YV) and the Raven's Colored Progressive Matrices (RCPM) tests were administered on the first examination session. Children's anxiety and behavior were evaluated using the modified child dental anxiety scale (MCDAS) and the sound, eye and motor (SEM) scales, respectively, during the second session. RESULTS: The mean (SD) age of subjects was 8.48 (1.41) years old. The result revealed a significant negative correlation between children's behavior and total EQ score (p < 0.01) but there was no relationship found between children's behavior and IQ score. A significant positive correlation was found between anxiety scores on MCDAS and SEM (p < 0.01), but no relationship was found between EQ and MCDAS scores. Both anxiety (p < 0.01) and EQ score (p < 0.01) were effective variables in predicting the child's SEM score. CONCLUSION: The major finding of this research suggested that a high EQ may be more effective than a low EQ in moderating the level of cooperation during dental treatment of children. IQ scores, on the other hand, were related to the child's EQ score (r = 0.20) and age (r = - 0.29). SN - 1502-3850 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21426272/The_impact_of_emotional_intelligence_and_intelligence_quotient__IQ__on_child_anxiety_and_behavior_in_the_dental_setting_ L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/00016357.2011.568959 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -