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Emotional Intelligence, Bullying, and Cyberbullying in Adolescents

Department of Evolutionary Developmental and Educational Psychology, University of Murcia, 30100 Murcia, Spain
Department of Developmental Psychology and Didactics, University of Alicante, 03080 Alicante, Spain
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(23), 4837;
Received: 3 November 2019 / Revised: 25 November 2019 / Accepted: 30 November 2019 / Published: 2 December 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Cyber-Aggression among Adolescents and Psychological Wellbeing)
Bullying and cyberbullying are important global issues with negative consequences for physical and mental health in education. The objective of this study was to analyze to what extent some dimensions of emotional intelligence predict certain manifestations of bullying and cyberbullying in adolescents. The total number of subjects recruited in compulsory secondary education schools, was 309 (53.1% female). Their ages ranged from 12 to 16 (M = 14.17, SD = 1.4). The used instruments were the school violence questionnaire and the emotional coefficient inventory; the study design was cross-sectional. Results showed that the score increases on some scales (adaptability, stress management, and interpersonal) involved a greater risk of increasing the likelihood of social perception the different manifestations of school violence. However, in the general mood, the increase in this variable score implied lower perceiving in likelihood of violent behavior. It is important to take into account preventive actions aimed at improving school life and, above all, to alleviate difficulties in managing stress, adaptability, and interpersonal relationships. View Full-Text
Keywords: adolescence; bullying; cyberaggression; emotional intelligence; disruptive behavior adolescence; bullying; cyberaggression; emotional intelligence; disruptive behavior
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Méndez, I.; Jorquera, A.B.; Ruiz-Esteban, C.; Martínez-Ramón, J.P.; Fernández-Sogorb, A. Emotional Intelligence, Bullying, and Cyberbullying in Adolescents. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 4837.

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