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Subjective Well-Being, Emotional Intelligence, and Mood of Parents: A Model of Relationships. Impact of Giftedness

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Department of Social Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, University of Valencia, 46010 Valencia, Spain
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Department of Inclusive Education and Social Community Development, Valencia Catholic University Saint Vincent Martyr, 46110 Valencia, Spain
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Sustainability 2020, 12(21), 8810; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12218810
Received: 11 August 2020 / Revised: 18 October 2020 / Accepted: 21 October 2020 / Published: 23 October 2020
The well-being of parents could be either a protective or risk factor for themselves or their children. Our objective is to analyse the affective components of subjective well-being (SWB), emotional intelligence (EI), and parental mood. Parents of gifted children may be a vulnerable group because they face exceptional challenges in raising their children, sometimes with neither educational nor social support. We assess whether parents’ EI predicts their SWB and whether positive and negative mood mediate this relationship in two different groups of parents (with or without gifted children). The sample comprised 280 parents. To test the hypotheses, descriptive analysis and structural equation modelling (SEM) were conducted. In both groups of parents, EI predicted SWB, and mood played a mediating role. Parents of gifted children had poorer SWB due to a higher number of negative experiences. Additionally, these parents tended to express more anger. Thus, parents of gifted children are an at-risk group. Our work highlights the need for teachers and social agents to consider families to facilitate the inclusion of gifted students and improve their health and that of their parents. View Full-Text
Keywords: subjective well-being; affective balance; emotional intelligence; mood; protective factors; risk factors; parents; gifted students; childhood; adolescence subjective well-being; affective balance; emotional intelligence; mood; protective factors; risk factors; parents; gifted students; childhood; adolescence
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Llinares-Insa, L.I.; Casino-García, A.M.; García-Pérez, J. Subjective Well-Being, Emotional Intelligence, and Mood of Parents: A Model of Relationships. Impact of Giftedness. Sustainability 2020, 12, 8810. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12218810

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Llinares-Insa LI, Casino-García AM, García-Pérez J. Subjective Well-Being, Emotional Intelligence, and Mood of Parents: A Model of Relationships. Impact of Giftedness. Sustainability. 2020; 12(21):8810. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12218810

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Llinares-Insa, Lucía I., Ana M. Casino-García, and Josefa García-Pérez. 2020. "Subjective Well-Being, Emotional Intelligence, and Mood of Parents: A Model of Relationships. Impact of Giftedness" Sustainability 12, no. 21: 8810. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12218810

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