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The Influence of Emotional Intelligence on Resilience, Test Anxiety, Academic Stress and the Mediterranean Diet. A Study with University Students

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Department of Language and Education, University of Antonio de Nebrija, 28015 Madrid, Spain
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Research Center Hablame, 04005 Almeria, Spain
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Health Research Centre, Department of Psychology, Hum-878 Research Team, University of Almería, 04120 Almería, Spain
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Health Research Centre, Department of Nursing, Physiotherapy and Medicine, University of Almería, 04120 Almería, Spain
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Department of Psychology, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 35001 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(6), 2071; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17062071
Received: 6 March 2020 / Revised: 16 March 2020 / Accepted: 18 March 2020 / Published: 20 March 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Influence of Mediterranean Diet on Health and Environment)
The academic transition to university is a turning point in young people’s lifestyles. However, studies to date have focused on student behaviour within the classroom context, rather than on the consequences it may have on their lifestyle. This study aims to analyze the influence of emotional intelligence of university students on their resilience, academic stress, exam anxiety, and eating habits related to the Mediterranean diet at the university stage. This study was carried out with the participation of 733 male and 614 female students from the University of Almeria, aged between 19 and 27. A structural equation model was made to explain the causal relationships between the variables. The results showed emotional intelligence positively predicted resilience. In turn, test anxiety and academic stress were negatively predicted by resilience. Finally, test anxiety and academic stress were negatively predicted by the Mediterranean diet. In short, the results of the present study have shown that academic transfer to university and grading pressure can generate maladaptive consequences for food consumption. View Full-Text
Keywords: emotional intelligence; resilience; academic stress; test anxiety; mediterranean diet emotional intelligence; resilience; academic stress; test anxiety; mediterranean diet
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Trigueros, R.; Padilla, A.M.; Aguilar-Parra, J.M.; Rocamora, P.; Morales-Gázquez, M.J.; López-Liria, R. The Influence of Emotional Intelligence on Resilience, Test Anxiety, Academic Stress and the Mediterranean Diet. A Study with University Students. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 2071. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17062071

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Trigueros R, Padilla AM, Aguilar-Parra JM, Rocamora P, Morales-Gázquez MJ, López-Liria R. The Influence of Emotional Intelligence on Resilience, Test Anxiety, Academic Stress and the Mediterranean Diet. A Study with University Students. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(6):2071. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17062071

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Trigueros, Rubén, Ana M. Padilla, José M. Aguilar-Parra, Patricia Rocamora, María J. Morales-Gázquez, and Remedios López-Liria. 2020. "The Influence of Emotional Intelligence on Resilience, Test Anxiety, Academic Stress and the Mediterranean Diet. A Study with University Students" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 6: 2071. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17062071

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