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Mosadeghrad A M, Abbasi M. Managerial Intelligence of Hospital Managers in Sari, Iran. Manage Strat Health Syst 2020; 4 (4) :281-294
URL: http://mshsj.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-266-en.html
Ph.D. student of healthcare management, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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Background: Managers’ performance mainly depends on their intelligence, knowledge, skills, personality and organization’s structure, culture and resources. Managerial intelligences is vital for hospital managers’ success. This study aimed to measure the managerial intelligence of hospital managers in Sari, Iran.
Methods: This descriptive and cross sectional study was conducted in 2017 in Sari, Iran. 294 managers at various managerial levels of hospitals participated in this study. A questionnaire was developed, tested and used for measuring management quotient (MQ). The questionnaire had 3 dimensions including intelligence quotient (IQ), emotional quotient (EQ), and political quotient (PQ). The MQ index ranges between 0 and 1. Higher MQ score indicates better managerial intelligence. SPSS 19 software was used for data analysis. Descriptive statistics such as Mean, Standard deviation, Frequency and Percentage, as well as analytic statistics such as T-test, Spearman correlation and Regression was used.
Results: The mean score of hospital managers MQ was 0.74 (good). The mean of IQ, EQ and PQ scores were 0.70, 0.77 and 0.75 respectively. A meaningful statistical correlation was observed between IQ and EQ and also between EQ and PQ. Male mangers, top managers, those with higher educational background and those working in logistics departments reported higher MQ.
Conclusion: Hospital managers reported high MQ in Sari, Iran. The MQ assessment should be considered as a perquisite for recruiting hospital managers.
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Received: 2019/11/5 | Published: 2020/03/15

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